After the Houston Rockets sent away Paul to get Westbrook, their theoretical strength has increased compared to before. If
In terms of star ability alone, the current Rockets may be the best in the past 10 years. After all, Paul is no longer at his peak, and Westbrook is stronger than the aging Paul in terms of statistics and personal abilities.
Darryl Morey’s deal may be the most successful superstar transfer deal this offseason. The swap of two top-paid superstars directly made the Rockets a fortune.
But the Rockets also have some deals that don’t look so good, such as the deal about Paul the summer before last. At that time, it seemed that the Rockets entered the Western Conference Finals in Paul’s first season, but Paul, who got a big contract in the following season, degenerated.
However, several chip players (Beverly, Lu Wei, Harrell) in exchange for Paul are performing better and better.
Needless to say, the role of Beverly, the former defensive guard, can defend and have three-point ability. He may be the hardest player in the NBA.
Lu Wei has been the best sixth man in the NBA for two seasons. He and Harrell can be regarded as the contributors to the Clippers’ entry into the Western Conference playoffs last season.
According to the latest reports, Harrell, who has nothing to do during the offseason, is now participating in the “Drew League”.
Feeling, now Harrell has made such a choice.
After all, he is a first-class power forward in the NBA. Harrell made 17 of 23 shots in a game, and sent 46 points and 9 rebounds in a single game!
It can be said that Harrell was not very good at shooting three-pointers, but he made 4 three-pointers alone in this game, which can be seen from the wonderful touch.
The big man, who will pair next season with superstar small forward Kawhi Leonard, dominated the game.
Although it is only an amateur league, the level here is not necessarily lower than that of the Development League or the Summer League.
Leonard now has not only the super giant Paul George, but also super substitutes represented by Harrell and Lu Wei.
This summer, the Clippers management renewed the contracts of JaMychal Green and Zubac, and introduced Maurice Harkless, the starting power forward from the Trail Blazers, who averaged 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game last season.
The lineup is strong yet streamlined.
Harrell averaged 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the playoffs last season, and his annual salary next season is only 6 million, making him one of the most cost-effective power forwards.
Such an easy-to-use and inexpensive inside player was used by the Rockets to trade Paul in the summer of 2 years ago, but now Paul is no longer a first-line superstar in the league, but Harrell is continuing to climb in the ascending channel.
Will Morey, the manager, have a feeling of regret?
Fortunately, the Rockets are not weak inside now. Capela, Tucker, Chandler are in charge, and there are talented new stars like Hartenstein. The direct dialogue between the Clippers and the Rockets next season will be the most attractive in the new season.
One of the duels of man.