A confluence of superstars. The flood of super teams is one of the latest NBA trends.
It’s a recent trend that divides the league between “win now” and “rebuilding for next time.” Teams that choose to rebuild try to maximize their draft picks while trading away their team ace. On the other hand, teams with championship aspirations try to build a “big two” or “big three” and increase their objective power as much as possible.
As a result, the concept of a “franchise star” has become increasingly “outdated. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards are two players who have bucked this trend head-on.
As we’ve seen with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the power of superstars outstrips the power of their organizations. However, Lillard is not involved in Portland’s scouting policy. He dismisses trade rumors by saying, “Winning means something in Portland.
The same goes for Beal. He has shown his “loyalty” to Washington through numerous trade rumors. However, this season, Beale was on the trade market.
He was drafted by Washington in 2012. Forming a formidable backcourt with John Wall, Beal developed into the Wizards’ ace with his strong scoring ability and solid defense. When John Wall was lost for the season due to injury, Beal became the team’s No. 1 option and became the Wizards’ absolute ace starting in the 2019-2020 season. He signed a massive five-year, $200 million contract. However, he was limited to 50 games last season due to frequent injuries. The Nats also missed the playoffs with a 35-47 record and a .500 winning percentage.
Eventually, the Nats and Bills decided to enter the trade market by mutual consent. The Nats were limited in their rebuilding policy with Bill as their ace, and Bill was unlikely to win a championship in the Nats’ current system.스포츠토토
Beal remains popular.
CBS Sports in the U.S. listed five teams as possible destinations for Beale. “The Miami Heat are the favorite at this point,” CBS Sports said. After losing to Denver in the Finals this season, the Heat felt the limits of their outside scoring, and Beal could be the final piece to the puzzle. The Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics are also teams that could make a big trade for Washington.