The first big deal of Spring Festival!Logo man with leftover material for 2 crown puzzle, lake tube a bit embarrassed?

2022-04-23 0 By

Before the trade deadline, the NBA finally got its first big trade during the Lunar New Year holiday.Portland officially announced that the team sent Norman Powell and Robert Covington to the Clippers for Bledsoe, Winslow, the 21st pick in 2021, Keon Johnson, and a 2025 second-round pick from the Pistons.As a fan, the first reaction must be: Portland blood loss, clippers blood gain.However, from the Portland trail Blazers’ point of view, with the return of key lillard uncertain premise, this season is basically difficult to do, even if the playoffs, it is difficult to go far.At the same time, the trade puts Portland’s payroll below the luxury tax line this season and will create a $6.5 million trade exception, while releasing Powell gives Anfani Simmons room to grow.But for the Clippers, the Jerry West trade was enough to give up a couple of pieces in exchange for two pieces of the championship puzzle.Bledsoe has been too nomadic in recent seasons to be the primary point guard on a playoff team.Winslow was a good wing defender in the early days, but his form has declined significantly since returning from a major injury and he is averaging 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.Second-round pick Gene Johnson has yet to prove himself, and a 2025 second-round pick is just another addition.Norman Powell is a proven guard, averaging 18.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and one steal, shooting 40.6 percent from 3-point range and providing steady energy in the absence of CJ and Lillard.As for Covington, he is the only player on the Blazers who can be trusted with his defense, and he is a hot commodity in the current market.With Powell and Covington, the Clippers get two straight starting players, and with Kawhi Leonard and George back, the clippers’ perimeter defense will strike fear into the league.With all four on the floor, the Clippers will be able to play both big and small.Look at the Lakers next door, who would rather go with Westbrook than trade for Fox or derozan, treasure Tucker and let caruso go.Now under.500, struggling with no chemistry, not even an attractive trade offer.A few days ago, the lakers’ front office took away jerry West’s lifetime season ticket, and with the Clippers’ aggressive trade, it would be tempting to tear down a retired jersey from Logo.