The NBA is just a business, and the hustle and bustle is all for good. Love to the end, the water is hard to catch, superstars apply for a trade to force the palace to leave the team has become a common thing in the NBA league. A good deal is often a win-win situation, superstars can join hands with the new owner to go to a better future, and the old owner will not be broken; A bad deal is often hard to win-win, either one party gains more than it loses, or both parties hurt each other. The Brooklyn Nets completed two big deals in a row mid-season, sending away KD and Irving. As things stand, the Suns and Nets are big winners in the trade, while the Mavericks lose decently.
45 points + 44 points + 42 points, the bridge super rises
Turning back the clock to the mid-season trading day, the Nets completed a 2-for-8 deal with the Suns, and the Nets sent KD + Warren to get the Suns' Bridges + Cameron Johnson + Crowder + 4 first-round picks + 1 first-round pick swap. The loss of KD is a shame, but Bridges and Cameron Johnson frequently create surprises, and the Nets are not as sloppy as the outside world thinks. As of now, the Nets are 42-35 and 6th in the East, 1.5 wins ahead of the 7th Heat (41-37) in the East, and they will most likely lock in a playoff ticket, even if they can't shake the 76ers in the first round, the Nets can define the season by success.
The Nets were able to get to this point, which is directly related to the super rise of the bridge. Ohashi played in 22 games for the Nets, averaging 27.5 points + 4.6 rebounds + 2.7 assists per game, shooting 50.5%, 43.4% and 91.1% from the field, respectively. Among them, playing the Heat, the bridge slammed 45 points + 8 rebounds + 5 assists; Playing Magic, Ohashi cut 44 points + 6 rebounds; Playing the Hawks, Bridge scored another 42 points + 4 rebounds + 3 assists. According to statistics, in just 22 games, the bridge cut 40+ 3 times, surpassing Irving (2 times) and equalling KD and Cameron Johnson. At the same time, the bridge was cut down 30+ times in 10 times; In contrast, Ohashi Suns have only cut 30+ 30+ times in their career. Bridge is an iron man, spares no effort on the defensive end, and lives up to expectations on the offensive end, 26 years old is in the year of play, 4 years of $90.9 million contract can be called cabbage price, the Nets have harvested a perfect building stone.
5 wins, 0 losses, 2 for 8 big deals are really a win-win
The Suns became favorites after getting KD, and KD does have the ability to rewrite the Western Conference and even the league. After joining the Suns, KD once sprained his ankle in the pre-game warm-up, and the Sun God Doctor regarded it as a key protection target. KD played a total of 5 games for the Suns, averaging 25.2 points + 6.8 rebounds + 3.4 assists + 1.2 blocks per game, shooting 60% from the field, 55% from three-point range and 86.2% from the free-throw line. For KD and KD fans, such output efficiency is commonplace. In a team with a good style and discipline like the Suns, KD is seamlessly integrated into the team, with targeted targets at both ends of the offensive and defensive ends, and the whole team feels extremely comfortable.
What's more, even if KD doesn't have 100% power, in the 5 games KD played for the Suns, the Suns have a 5-0 record, and they are lonely to lose! On the one hand, the Suns have solid players such as Booker, Ayton, and Paul, and their combat literacy is trustworthy; On the other hand, KD is like a shot in the arm, as long as he plays, the Suns' entire mental outlook and confidence are completely different. More importantly, when the game is in a scorching moment, KD can take over the game at any time with the scythe of death, which is what the Suns need him to do the most. At present, the Suns are 42-35 and firmly in fourth place in the West. At least from the current situation, this 2-for-8 deal wins, the Suns win in the present, and the Nets win in the future.
Trees move the dead and people move alive, and Owen has to learn from KD
Trees move to death, people to life. KD continues to chase the championship, and it is only a matter of time before Bridges continues to play and become an All-Star, and everyone is happy. On the other hand, Irving, the Nets' other big trade, was not so lucky. Turn back the clock to the mid-season trading day, the Nets and the Lone Rangers made a 2-for-5 deal, and the Nets sent Irving + Morris to the Lone Ranger's Finney Smith + Dinwiddie + 1 first-round pick + 2 second-round picks. Finney Smith and Dinwiddie became the right hand of the bridge, and their performances at both ends of the offensive and defensive ends were remarkable, and they were loved by fans. And what about Owen and the Lone Ranger? Step by step towards the endless abyss, the future is uncertain.
According to statistics, since the Eastern European combination joined forces, the record of the two playing at the same time is only 4-10, the worst record of an All-Star teammate in NBA history. At present, the Lone Rangers are 11th in the West with 37 wins and 41 losses, and the situation is not optimistic. According to the analysis of the US media data model, the probability of the Lone Ranger entering the playoffs is only 7%. It's not necessarily all Irving's fault, but there's no denying that Irving's career path is getting harder and harder. From the Cavaliers to the Green Army, from the Nets to the Lone Ranger, Irving has always been able to inadvertently put the team in crisis. Whether it's a coincidence or Irving's fault, one thing is for sure, Irving should learn from KD and Ohashi, talent is important, choice is important, effort is more important, and focusing on basketball is the NBA way to survive! Fans, what do you think about this?