Clippers Beverly and Williams trade attempts are expected.
The Los Angeles Clippers, which are considered a strong candidate for the championship, seem to be aiming for a back court reshuffle.
According to “NBA Central”, the Clippers are open to trade for Patrick Beverley (guard, 185cm, 82kg) and Lewis Williams (guard, 185cm, 79kg) 토토사이트
The Clippers brought in Luke Kennerd in a trade last offseason. With Kennard’s addition to leading the outside attack along with game management assistance, Williams’ position has been narrowed. In addition, the Clippers seem to be looking for a trade as they have been slowing down this season. As the contract ends after the season, it seems to be to secure other assets.
Williams has played 23 games this season, scoring 10.3 points (399.383.855) and 2.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. “He has scored an average of two digits since the 2007-2008 season, his third year in the NBA, and has been sluggish this season.” Since the third season, the average score has been the lowest, and the field goal success rate has slowed to less than 40%.
However, it is understood that he wants to include Beverly as Williams alone is not easy to trade. Beverly is highly valuable as a professional defender and still helps the Clippers maintain their power. However, due to the frequent absence of players due to injuries, he intends to create a seat by sending Beverly. Considering that there is a lot of spending for the upcoming 2021-2022 season, some of it can be understood.
He has only played 16 games this season. He has been away since late January due to a knee injury. As it has yet to be decided when to return, the colon may be prolonged. He played an average of 25.6 minutes before the injury, scoring 8.1 points (400.414.762), 4.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1 steal. He hit 1.8 three-point shots per game with a success rate of more than 40%, adding to the Clippers’ rise early in the season.
For reference, Beverly and Williams did not hide their joy when one-two punches Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joined. However, he was nowhere near the championship he was aiming for last season, and this season, he is considered a trade candidate due to injuries and poor performance, respectively. Furthermore, George may not be able to return for the time being due to injury, so it may be a partial overhaul.
Williams signed an extended contract (three years and $24 million) late in the 2017-2018 season. At that time, Williams could have been aiming for more than $10 million a year, but remained satisfied with his life with the Clippers. Even though the last year of the contract was not fully guaranteed, he accepted it, and this season’s salary was guaranteed last summer.
Beverly renewed her contract in the summer of 2019. The Clippers placed Beverly on a three-year, $40 million contract. Later, with Leonard and George joining, the Clippers have the current power. However, Beverly only played 51 games last season and is expected to be away for a considerable time this season. Therefore, it is assumed that the Clippers have a trade in mind.
Beverly and the Clippers stayed with the Clippers for a long time, helping the team stay strong. When Chris Paul (Phoenix), Blake Griffin (Detroit), and DeAndre Jordan (Brooklyn) were previously in place, and when they jumped as presidential candidates around One Two Punch from last season, the Clippers were evaluated to maintain solid power.
But the professional world was cold. As it slowed down due to sluggishness and injury, soon there was talk of trade. As the Clippers are challenging to win the championship, they cannot wait to see their slump. Furthermore, considering the overall poor team atmosphere last season, this may be a follow-up.
Meanwhile, the Clippers are in fact facing their first crisis of the season as they don’t know when George will return. In the case of George, as he is away due to bone marrow edema, coordination of his return schedule is uncertain and may be difficult to play this season. If George’s return is delayed and the Clippers’ winning front is lit red, it’s hard to say that Leonard, who has a player option after the season, has no chance of leaving the team.
How will the Clippers get through this crisis? George’s return should be preceded, but he is unlikely to be in a hurry, and attention is being paid to whether he will reform the back court before this. If you go into the trade, which team you will trade with and who you will bring will be the key. Attention is focusing on the Clippers’ move in the middle of the season.