2023년 NBA 트레이드 데드라인: 클리퍼스와 워리어스를 포함한 5개 팀이 움직임에 대한 압박을 가장 많이 받고 있습니다.

2월 9일까지 이어지는 이 다섯 팀에 많은 시선이 쏠릴 것입니다....

NBA 팬들은 아침 트레이드 시즌의 냄새를 좋아하며 일부 도시에서는 다른 도시보다 냄새가 더 톡 쏘는 냄새가 납니다. Boston Celtics , Denver NuggetsMemphis Grizzlies 와 같은 팀은 2월 9일 트레이드 데드라인으로 자신 있게 향하는 팀을 볼 수 있는 반면 다른 은 JR Smith를 노려 보는 LeBron James 와 같은 로스터 구멍을 보고 있습니다.

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따라서 각 NBA 프론트 오피스 에 다양한 수준의 긴급성이 적용되고 있습니다. 2023년 트레이드 데드라인을 앞두고 가장 큰 압박을 받고 있는 5개 프랜차이즈를 살펴보기로 했습니다.

1. 로스앤젤레스 클리퍼스

결론: 부상으로 인한 저조한 ​​성과와 연속성 부족은 부인할 수 없을 정도로 평범했던 프리시즌 우승 후보에 대한 긴박감을 불러일으켰습니다.

“이봐, 카와이 레너드폴 조지 가 함께 코트에 있을 때…” 블라, 블라, 블라. 이 시점에서 챔피언십 경쟁 Clippers는 핫도그 손가락과 Raccacoonie와 함께 평행 우주에 존재합니다. 이 우주에서 — 중요한 것은 — 그들은 NBA에서 네 번째로 최악의 공격력을 가진 .500 팀입니다. 레너드와 조지는 함께 18경기만 뛰었고 11승 7패입니다. 정확히 자신감을 심어주는 것은 아닙니다.

좋은 소식은 이 로스터가 트레이드를 위해 완벽하게 구성되었다는 것입니다. 더 큰 거래를 위한 필러로 사용하거나 비슷한 비용으로 더 적합한 선수로 교체할 수 있는 중간 수준의 급여를 제공합니다. Nic Batum, Reggie Jackson , Robert Covington , Luke Kennard , Marcus Morris Sr. 및 Norman Powell은 모두 1,000~1,600만 달러를 벌고 있으며 Jackson은 이번 시즌이 끝날 때 만료되는 유일한 계약입니다. Clippers는 또한 (마지막으로) 거래에 매달릴 1라운드 픽을 가지고 있으며, 두 명의 노후한 스타가 있는 팀의 현재 상태를 고려할 때 2028년 선택은 잠재적인 파트너에게 꽤 흥미로워 보일 수 있습니다.

Point guard is the most obvious area ripe for improvement, with Jackson taking a step back this season and the Clippers sporting a minus-6.6 net rating with John Wall on the floor. Wall’s $6.4 million salary could be useful in a trade, with potential targets such as Utah Jazz vet Mike Conley and — a bigger swing — Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet.

이 팀은 챔피언십을 위해 만들어졌으며 두 시즌 전에는 매우 가까웠지만 지금 당장은 불안감을 떨쳐버리기 위해 무엇인가 일어나야 할 것 같은 느낌이 듭니다. 레너드는 예전 모습처럼 플레이하기 시작했고, 우리는 그에게 몇 시즌이 남았는지 모르기 때문에 그에게서 건강한 시즌을 낭비하고 싶지 않을 것입니다. 확실히 클리퍼스에게는 시급함이 있다.

2. 토론토 랩터스

결론: 임팩트 있는 여러 명의 선수가 부족한 데드라인을 향해 가고 있는 상황에서 랩터스가 자신의 작품을 팔고 미래를 내다볼 적기일 수 있습니다.

Toronto was listed by our Sam Quinn as one of the potential sellers that could dictate the trade deadline market, as the team possesses an abundance of an otherwise scarce commodity — players who could genuinely impact the title chances of a contending team.

Two-way wing OG Anunoby has reportedly grumbled about his role in the offense, and will command a sizeable extension in the near future. All-Star point guard Fred VanVleet has yet to come to terms on his own extension, and will almost assuredly opt out of the final year of his deal to enter free agency this offseason should they fail to reach an agreement. Gary Trent Jr., a career 38 percent, high-volume 3-point shooter, will also likely decline his option after this season and enter the free-agent market. If you want to think even bigger, All-NBA forward Pascal Siakam — whose contract expires after next season — might also be available if Masai Ujiri and the front office receive an offer they simply can’t refuse.

The pressure on the Raptors this trade deadline revolves around an important decision: Blow it up, stand pat, or something in between.

With reigning Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes presumably off the table, the organization needs to decide which, if any, of Anunoby, VanVleet, Trent and Siakam are essential parts of the future. With a record middling around .500 and no money on the books past 2023-24 outside of Chris Boucher, the Raptors are a legitimate tank/rebuild candidate. All of those pieces would fetch significant assets, and the rest of this season would be dedicated to entering the Victor Wembanyama-Scoot Henderson sweepstakes. A core built around Barnes, this year’s draft pick and whichever young players they fetch in trades wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world — look at how the Utah Jazz have managed to stay relevant despite trading away two All-NBA players.

반대로 랩터스는 사실 이것이 우승을 위한 핵심이라고 판단할 수 있었고 이번 시즌 전반기는 곧 시정될 요행에 불과했습니다. Boston Celtics가 작년 이맘때 .500 미만이었음을 기억하세요. 그들이 갑자기 무적이 되어 동부 컨퍼런스에서 2번 시드와 NBA 파이널 출전에 진출하기 전이었습니다. 약간의 개선을 위해 토론토의 작품 중 하나를 교환하는 것은 절반의 조치처럼 보이지만 선택 사항이기도 합니다.

요점은 랩터스가 확고한 결정을 내려야 한다는 것인데, 여기에는 많은 압박이 따른다.

3. 골든스테이트 워리어스

요점: 이번 시즌 Warriors의 문제는 트레이드를 통해 해결할 수 있지만 그 과정에서 미래로 가는 다리를 타협해야 합니다.

There’s no way around it: The defending champs have struggled this season. A recent report said that the Warriors front office isn’t expected to trade any of its three former lottery picks — James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody — prior to the deadline, but that always comes with the “subject to change” caveat. Considering Wiseman would likely have to be in any significant trade Golden State makes, it would appear to be another quiet deadline on the horizon.

However, there is always — always — urgency to maximize Steph Curry’s window of greatness. The Warriors have gone from second in defensive efficiency last season to 14th this year, underscoring the importance of Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II in that championship rotation. Of the three youngsters, only Kuminga seems marginally ready to contribute in a playoff setting, and even he’s been up and down. Donte DiVincenzo has been an excellent addition, but JaMychal Green — expected to fill in as a mobile, switchable big man — hasn’t panned out thus far.

Adding a player like Jakob Poeltl as a backup center with size (something the Warriors sorely lack unless Wiseman figures things out quickly) would likely help the defense, but they would have to get rid of Wiseman to match salary. Same if they went for a big wing like Jalen McDaniels. The Warriors could always stand pat and wait for the buyout market, but is someone like Rudy Gay taking you over the top?

Keep in mind that Golden State also doesn’t want to take on salary that would add to its massive luxury-tax bill, so anyone they trade for would likely have to be a rental on an expiring deal. Would you get rid of one of your young lottery picks for a few months of win-now help?

대부분의 팀은 아니라고 대답하겠지만 Warriors는 정점에 있는 역사상 최고의 선수 중 한 명으로 무장한 노후화된 챔피언십 코어를 보유하고 있습니다.

4. 댈러스 매버릭스

요점: 루카 돈치치 는 원맨쇼이고, 세대를 뛰어넘는 슈퍼스타에 대한 선의의 표시로 움직일 때가 된 것 같다.

Despite Mark Cuban’s insistence that he got it “dead wrong” ESPN’s Tim McMahon reported earlier this month that Luka Doncic has “strongly indicated” that he wants the Mavericks to upgrade the roster before the trade deadline. When your 23-year-old MVP candidate gets testy about needing more help, there’s pretty strong pressure to oblige. And can you really blame him?

Doncic is performing at historic levels, but the Mavs have hovered around .500 for most of the season partly due to losing his running mate — Jalen Brunson — to the New York Knicks this offseason. Dallas didn’t provide any reasonable backcourt replacement for Brunson, and the addition of Christian Wood has hurt the defense as much as it’s helped the offense. What’s left is a Mavericks team unable to win most games unless Doncic goes ballistic — which, fortunately for them, happens quite frequently.

The Mavs have the salaries of Wood, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spencer Dinwiddie to play with, along with plenty of available future draft picks. What that gets them, and what they’re willing to part with, remains to be seen. Can the front office convince Doncic that holding their assets for a big swing later is smarter than getting marginal help now around the fringes? Will the notoriously ultra-competitive Doncic entertain the concept of essentially punting on a season in which he’s, conservatively, one of the five best players in the NBA?

Doncic의 FA는 현실(2026년)에서 아직 멀었지만 NBA 관점에서 보면 더 빠르게 다가오고 있습니다. 마지막으로 하고 싶은 일은 Doncic을 문 쪽으로 밀어내는 데 도움이 될 수 있는 실수를 저지르는 것이므로 Mavericks는 이 상황을 섬세하고 현명하게 처리해야 합니다.

5. 로스앤젤레스 레이커스

요점: LeBron James는 평범한 팀에서 그의 경력의 마지막 날을 보내고 싶지 않지만 프론트 오피스와 소유권은 미래 자산을 활용하여 경쟁에서 헛된 일이 될 수 있는 일을 하는 것을 주저하는 것으로 보입니다.

LeBron James recently said of his team’s current situation: “Y’all know what the f— should be happening.” Unfortunately, there have been several different iterations throughout Laker land about what, exactly, the f— should be happening. Trade Russell Westbrook? Keep Westbrook but trade Patrick Beverley ? Trade Anthony Davis? Trade LeBron himself?

No matter which version you think is most prudent, it’s hard to argue that the Lakers have any chance of winning an NBA title with their current roster, so there needs to be turnover — whether it’s before the trade deadline or in free agency this coming offseason. James doesn’t seem to be willing to wait, but the fact that he signed an extension that takes him through at least next season relieves a little bit of pressure from the front office.

That being said, there is urgency. The Lakers front office showed as much on Monday, completing the first notable deal of trade season by acquiring forward Rui Hachimura from the Washington Wizards.

James, soon to be the league’s all-time leading scorer, is averaging nearly 30 points per game and shooting almost 60 percent on 2-pointers. Davis, when he was healthy for a brief stretch, looked like the most dominant player in the league. For all the flak he’s caught for his late-game decision-making (or lack thereof), Westbrook has performed well since moving to the bench, putting up 16.5 points, 7.9 assists and 6.5 rebounds on 44 percent shooting as a reserve. New head coach Darvin Ham seems to have the Lakers playing hard on both ends. There’s something there, no matter how faintly the candle is flickering.

Trading Westbrook for Indiana’s duo of Buddy Hield and Myles Turner has seemingly been rumored since the dawn of time, and the Pacers‘ recent downslide in the absence of Tyrese Haliburton might make that deal slightly more realistic for them. The sticking point in any Westbrook deal has always been the 2027 and/or 2029 first-rounders that the Lakers would have to throw in as compensation. One point of view is that you owe it to James and to your fanbase to go all-in while he’s still performing at this level. The other side is that no deal on the table will truly make the Lakers title contenders this season, so why not hold your chips until next summer, when you also have cap space due to Westbrook’s contract coming off the books.

확실히 양쪽 모두를 볼 수 있지만 국왕이 움직이고 싶다고 공개적으로 밝히면 Rob Pelinka and Co.에 대한 압박 수준이 높아집니다.

Source: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2023-nba-trade-deadline-five-teams-including-clippers-and-warriors-facing-most-pressure-to-make-moves/

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