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By Janno VinoPublished 4 months ago 6 min read
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With an extra $170 million just to win a championship, what team owner in the NBA has the guts to do so?

NBA teams need to consider many aspects when strengthening their lineups. In addition to the reasonable lineup, the luxury tax is also an issue that each team owner must consider. Although the Warriors won the championship last season, their luxury tax also reached an astronomical figure. The Warriors’ annual salary expenditure was 176 million US dollars, and the luxury tax was as high as 170 million US dollars. It is the most expensive team in history, but even with the extra expenditure is So much, thanks to Curry's influence, the Warriors are still making a lot of money.

But compared to the Warriors who have a superstar like Curry, other teams will have a lot to consider when strengthening. The Eagles where Tran Young, known as "Little Curry", has shown enough talent since Tran Young joined. Under his leadership, they even reached the Eastern Conference finals, but they are facing There are also trade-offs when it comes to the luxury tax.

On September 28, Beijing time, according to Shams, the Thunder and the Eagles reached a 2-for-1 deal. The Thunder sent Witt Rejoice to Maurice Harmless and a second-round draft pick from the Eagles.

Rejoice, 22, was selected with the 37th overall pick in the second round of 2020. Last season, he averaged 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists, while shooting 40.7% from the field and 32.7% from three-point range.

Harmless, 29, was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2012 first round. He played in the NBA for 10 seasons and played for many teams. He has played for the Magic, Trail Blazers, Clippers, Nicks, Heat, Kings, and other teams. Last season, he averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

This transaction does not greatly improve the lineup. The Eagles’ move is mainly to avoid taxes. Before completing this transaction, the Eagles’ total salary exceeded the luxury tax trigger line by 1.7 million US dollars. After the contract, if there is no follow-up trade/layoff, the Eagles may have to pay the luxury tax in the new season. Hark-less's salary is $4.5 million, while Rejoice's is only $1.56 million. The deal will keep the Hawks' salary under the luxury tax.

Such a money-saving approach may also mean that the Eagles give up the championship next season and focus on running in the tacit understanding of players such as Tran Young and Murray.

This approach of the Eagles is not wrong, because the luxury tax is so terrible that even the Warriors may have to make a choice. They now have many players facing renewals, but the Warriors have not reached any agreement with anyone. Renewal agreement, because if all the contracts are renewed, after the end of next season, the Warriors may have more than 500 million US dollars in salary, and the luxury tax paid is enough for two mid-level teams for a year, and now the Western Conference It's very chaotic, and there are many powerful players. If you want to win the championship again, luck will probably account for a large part. The boss will not take this opportunity even if he has money, so their transactions are inevitable.

Recently, the US media exposed a transaction plan, which is a proposal to solve the problem of the Warriors. The specific transaction plan is:

To the New York Nicks: Evan Fourneyron, Obi Topspin, Cam Reddish, 2023 first-round pick.

If the Warriors complete this deal, they can smoothly reach a contract extension with Poole. Even as long as Green can maintain his current competitive state next season, the maximum salary he requires is likely to be reached, which solves the Warriors' salary problem in one fell swoop. It also gained immediate combat power, allowing the team to continue to remain competitive.

Fourier, who was selected with the 20th overall pick in 2012, has been in the NBA for 10 years, he has a lot of game experience, he has the excellent three-point ability, and he can pass some simple dribbles aggressively. Running without the ball to get rid of defenders and hit outside three-pointers, the three-point shooting rate was as high as 37.6%. At the same time, he also has excellent organizational skills, and the defensive end is no less.

He comes to the Warriors and can contribute to the team's bench. His experience will allow him to quickly integrate into the Warriors. In the playoffs, he is a veteran's stage. That's when he will prove his worth. . And he still has the last year of his contract, and he can be sent as a bargaining chip next summer, still giving the lineup a lot of room for improvement.

Topspin is the slam dunk contest champion. He likes to shoot three-pointers very much. Now the three-pointers are very stable. He can open up space on the offensive end. Whether it is working with the bench or playing with the starter, there is strong variability.

On the defensive end, it can reduce the pressure on Rooney on the inside and reserve a young inside giant for the team. After all, it is still unknown what Wise man can grow into. The Warriors need to plan and reserve Topping, a young insider. is a huge improvement.

Reddish, 22, was selected by the Hawks with the 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft. In his rookie season, he averaged 11 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. In the second season, he helped the Hawks reach the Eastern Conference finals, and although he still lost the game, he showed enough talent in the fateful Game 6.

Reddish played 28 minutes off the bench, made 7 of 12 shots and 6 of 7 three-pointers, scoring 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists! At the age of 21, a player who can hit 6 three-pointers in a single game in the final is enough to match Kobe Bryant!

In the middle of last season, the Nicks traded him to the team. Last season, he averaged 11.9 points per game and shot 37.9% from three. He can contribute to the Warriors' bench. At the same time, he also has a lot of In the future, the Warriors need to reserve talents in advance for Curry after retirement to ensure future competitiveness.

In this transaction, the Warriors will also get a first-round pick. 2023 is the year of the draft, and the player's success rate is relatively high. If a character like Curry is acquired, then the Warriors can continue to dominate the league, so on the whole, In this trade is still relatively favorable for the Warriors, and is also a good choice for the Nicks.

They have encountered a bottleneck now, especially since their striker still lacks enough impact. The arrival of Wiggins can make up for the lack of a striker. At the same time, Wiggins is strong enough to be the second leader of the team. He is not too strong in the Warriors. In the case of multiple tactical positions, he can still average 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1 steal per game, and the shooting rate is still very high, with a shooting rate of 46.6% and a three-point shooting rate of 39.3%.

If the Nicks give him more tactical status, then his performance will be better, and it is not impossible to even become a big boss. Here, his development will be better than that of the Warriors, and there will be more opportunities to impact more honors. , to be able to enter the Hall of Fame steadily after retiring. This deal is also a good home for Wiggins.

On the whole, the deal of the US media is still very reliable. The Warriors, Nicks, and even Wiggins, Green, and Poole will benefit. It can be regarded as a rare deal that benefits all five parties. Whether it is achieved or not, let us wait and see.


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Janno Vino

Life is in sports, sports is in exercise, exercise is valuable in persistence, persistence is victory.

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