If you want to select the most outstanding recruit in the NBA this summer, I think the Clippers will be second.
People recognize first.
Stabilize Leonard first, then trade for Paul George, and get things done cleanly and steadily. The Clippers have two more outside giants out of nothing, but the overall framework remains intact.
For those who have come to their senses, there is nothing else to say except 666.
Look at the Lakers magician next door, who has been doing it with a lot of fanfare for half a year, but he didn’t get things done, and he lost his position as general manager.
There is no comparison, there is no harm.
In fact, this year’s wave of operations is just a small matter for Mr. West.
When he was in the Lakers, the old man wanted to build a super dynasty of O’Neal Kobe McGrady.
So why did the plan fail?
In the summer of 1996, West recruited the then hot young super center O’Neal from the Magic, and then used center Divac to trade rookie Kobe from the Hornets.
At that time, Divac averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists per game, and he had already shown the potential of an All-Star center.
The Lakers expressed incomprehension about exchanging such an excellent center for a high school rookie.
But at that time, West had already seen Kobe play in a private training. Under his instruction, Jones, Larry Drew, Cooper and Kobe had a 1V1 bullfight, and Kobe won.
West’s eyes were as bright as a torch, and he predicted that Kobe would become a great player in the future. He said to Kobe’s agent: “We will find a way to get him.”
Then West negotiated with the Hornets, who held the No. 13 pick at the time, the day before the draft, telling them to choose someone at the 13th pick, but he avoided talking about who to choose.
It was not until 5 minutes before the 13th pick was selected that the Lakers notified the Hornets to choose Kobe Bryant.
The Lakers then selected Derek Fisher with the 24th overall pick (another key role player).
The whole process is smooth and smooth, rigorous and confidential, which can be called a textbook-like operation.
Since then, the two cornerstones of the Lakers’ three-peat championship dynasty, O’Neal Kobe, have been in place, but how can West be so easily satisfied?
In the 1997 draft, the old man set his sights on the rookie Tracy McGrady again (this draft vision is really poisonous)
It is said that West’s desire to get McGrady is very strong. He is even willing to use the team’s No. 2 scorer Nick Van Exel in exchange for McGrady in order to form an outside double-star combination of Kobe and McGrady.
However, this proposal was rejected by the then Lakers owner Bass on the grounds that it was too risky.
Yes, Kobe, who was traded for Divac last year, has not yet grown up (Kobe averaged 7.6 points per game in his rookie season), and now he is going to trade the No. 2 scorer in the team for another high school student.
The deal was obviously too risky.
Thanks to the conservativeness of the boss Bass, O’Neal Kobe just won a three-peat. If the Lakers really get the Big Three combination of O’Neal Kobe Tracy McGrady, let’s not talk about sweeping Liuhe and sweeping the world.
5 consecutive championships is more than enough.
So what does McGrady himself think about this matter?
After retiring, McGrady mentioned his views on the deal that year in a talk show.
McGrady said: If he joined the Lakers back then, he would have developed in the direction of a generalist, more mature and more professional.
Both O’Neal and Kobe are great players. Playing with them, I will grow faster.
McGrady also talked about that after he came to the Magic, due to Hill’s injury, he had to shoulder the burden of the scorer (then you won two scoring champions??? This talent is really recognized by others, and it makes people mad).
McGrady also said that in fact, he likes to play like Pippen the most. If he went to the Lakers, he would also play the role of Pippen in the team.
Once the sea was too difficult for water, when we look back at this deal now, we have to be thankful that it didn’t work out.
O’Neal Kobe was enough to dominate the family back then, plus McGrady, how can other teams play?
Monopoly operation is bad!