After the introduction of Wei Shao in the 20-year offseason, the Lakers did not play the expected record and returned to the championship. Even that year, under the leadership of "Zhan Weimei", the Lakers even failed to break into the playoffs.
After a failed season, I thought the Lakers management would trade Wei Shao for a star who is more suitable for the team in the offseason. I just didn’t expect that the Lakers management didn’t trade Wei Shao as expected for two future first-round signings …
So that in the early stage of the new season, the Lakers have been ranked in the bottom three in the West, until the trading day deadline, the Lakers reached a tripartite deal with the Timberwolves and Jazz-Wei Shao, Anderson, Damian Jones and a first-round draft pick won Russell, Malik Beasley and Vanderbilt.
The Lakers won three consecutive victories many times and re-entered the top eight in the West.And at the end of the season, through the play-offs, successfully entered the playoffs.. Judging from the impact and results of this transaction, the Lakers management has no need to regret it at all.
And judging from Wei Shao’s overall performance of averaging 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists after joining the Clippers, the Lakers management has no need to regret it.However, Wei Shao’s performance in the playoffs recently far exceeds his performance in the regular season, averaging 22.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 8.3 assists, giving people a feeling of returning to the "peak".
In the series G1, Wei Shao shot 9 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Although he only made 3 of 19 shots on the offensive end, he brought great vitality to the Clippers with 3 blocks and 2 steals. In the series, G2 Wei Shao scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and G3 scored 30 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists, which seems to be completely back to the "peak". Many people think that the Lakers management should regret it …
1. Compared with pepper, Wei Shao is not suitable for Zhan Mei.After Wei Shao joined the Lakers, he has not been able to adapt to the team system and have a chemical reaction with the "Zhan Mei combination". Mainly because he and the "Zhan Mei combination" play, there is repulsion.
After all, if James at this age wants to give full play to his own advantages, he must have the ball in his hand; However, if Wei Shao wants to play it out, he must have a certain ball right in hand, so James and Wei Shao can’t maximize their output at the same time.
In addition, because Wei Shao is not good at long-range projection, thick eyebrows can only transform from the fourth position to the fifth position, and constantly expand their offensive range.In this way, the thick eyebrows also lost their dominant play, which is the main reason why the "Zhan Weimei" Big Three have been unable to play the effect of 1+1+1 greater than 3.
And with leonard and George, Wei Shao has no problem of repelling each other. Because whether George or leonard, they all have strong ability of off-the-ball and single defense, the Clippers can give full play to Wei Shao’s strength without making major changes.
2. Compared with the Clippers, the Lakers will not adapt to Wei Shao’s play at all.Judging from Wei Shao’s current shooting ability and playing style, in order to play, in addition to having enough ball rights, the overall playing style and rhythm of the team must always maintain a fast pace, so that Wei Shao can give full play to his speed advantage.
Once the team stops to play positional warfare, Wei Shao is like a toothless tiger to the team.After Wei Shao joined the Clippers, because the Clippers’ overall lineup is relatively young, they can always speed up and create an environment for him to play. In contrast, the Lakers are now dominated by James, and Ham will not choose to speed up even though he knows that it can give full play to Wei Shao’s advantage.
After all, now that James is 38 years old, the decline in physical strength not only makes him suffer from the defensive end, but once the team speeds up for a long time, Wei Shao will be comfortable, but James’ role and output will be greatly reduced.
Therefore, no matter from the matching degree of the team system or the adaptability of teammates, even if Wei Shao plays a superstar performance in the playoffs this year, the Lakers management should not regret it; Because the Lakers can’t provide an environment suitable for Wei Shao to play, Wei Shao can’t have such a performance in the Lakers …