The robbery of the century!Clippers grab Powell + Kosen, 5 big gains or harden, lakers lose again
On February 5, the Portland Trail Blazers sent Powell and Covington to the Clippers for Bledsoe, Winslow, the 21st pick in the 2021 draft, And a second round pick in 2025.Jerry West made another super magic move, and the trade was a big loss for the Blazers.What are the Clippers losing right now?They don’t give away any valuable chips in this operation, the only loss is that the luxury tax is higher.After the deal, the Clippers’ luxury tax bill will be $112.9 million, as their payroll will rise and they will pay $19 million more in taxes, but considering the clippers are owned by Steve Ballmer, who is worth $73.5 billion, that’s not a big deal for him.Obviously, this is almost a good deal for the Clippers, even if you play 2K, you may not be able to make such a deal. Moreover, both of these two players in the Clippers are capable players, and they can play immediately after attending the physical examination, even if they pay a little more than 100 million tax, the record of the Clippers will be greatly improved.Powell is averaging 18.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game on a five-year, $90 million contract, shooting 40.6 percent from 3-point range and coming off a 30-point performance against the Lakers in his last game.Covington is the NBA’s top 3D player, and is only 31 years old at the peak of his contract, the Clippers is not a problem, these two players can come to the Clippers at this price, it goes without saying that is a big deal.What’s more, the clippers sent away guys like Bledsoe who couldn’t play high-end games, who just had no brains, and Winslow who was waived by a lot of teams, who basically didn’t release anything.Powell, on the other hand, calls bobbi Bryant. When the two superstars return, the defense doesn’t need him, with Cabrera, George and Covington, but on offense he can open up a lot of space for the duo, and he’s bigger and younger and can go from 1 to 3.Even the clippers gave away a second-round pick that was attached to the Detroit pistons when they gave kennard White to them.Kennard wasn’t considered worthy of a contract extension by the Pistons, so he was sent to the Clippers, who paid $64 million for four years and a draft pick.It is hard to imagine the clippers this team actually spent only second round picks, don’t even need to get out in the first round of the Powell and covington, jerry west into how the operation of trading and operation ability is too strong, so operation ability, the lakers’ top really can only envy, they’ll never do such a deal,With this kind of front office at his side, James won’t be able to win a fifth championship, which has a lot to do with the team’s ability to run.The trade was the robbery of the century for the Clippers, who now have the possibility of even going back to phoenix because it’s impossible to know if one, or even both, of the two superstars of the playoffs will return.Should they come back, the Clippers have a formidable lineup that could shut out Booker and Paul up front, because covington, Cabrera and George and Powell are formidable defensively.And the focus is on the clippers follow-up can also complete the next operation, the two new people can be the top side, plus two super giant, clippers frontline crowded, but they the redundant players and every team is very need top chip, small morris and batum can choose 1 to 2.That said, this deal doesn’t mean the clippers run is over. There will be more runs to come, including the possible package of Mo as a mainstay and a top-tier rim protector.If it doesn’t work out right now, the best thing to do is wait for Capello to return, and if there is a trade, the roster will only get stronger.The Portland Trail Blazers are trying to get rid of Powell’s contract and rebuild, while the Clippers are locked in a position war with the Lakers.Now with a backcourt of Reggie, Kennard, Powell and Coffey, a front line with two potential postseason returning superpowers Covington and Morris, Batum, and a center with Zubaz, Ibaka and Haltenstein, it would be scary if they were all healthy.And they have the league’s best turnaround guru, champion coach Tyronn Lue, and the Clippers can pull it off quietly, so who’s to say they can’t do something spectacular with a harden deal?