On November 24th, Beijing time, the Blazers officials revealed the six major operations of the offseason team and asked how to look at this lineup. It is worth mentioning that, in the opinion of expert Bobby Marcos, the Blazers are the number one winner of the offseason signings so far, and they think they are the second best team in the West.
The Trail Blazers announced the six major operations during the offseason, namely renewing contracts with Hood and Melon, and introducing Covington, Jones, Kanter and Giles.
The Blazers are now greatly strengthened on the flank. The arrival of Hood, Melon, Covington and Jones Jr. makes them strong on the flank.
Covington, who was traded from the Rockets not long ago, averaged 12.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game last season. Head coach Stotts made no secret of his love for him, “We are very happy to have this guy!” Hood renewed his contract with the Trail Blazers for two years for $21 million. Last season, he averaged 11 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 per game before being injured. Assists. Jones Jr. made 19 million conversions to the Trail Blazers in 2 years. Last season, he averaged 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds, defensively. Melon stayed with the Trail Blazers and averaged 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season.
The strong flanks seem to be for James. In the first round of the playoffs last year, the Blazers lost four games in a row after winning one game first, and were eliminated by the Lakers. In the new season, it is clear that they are eager for revenge.
On the inside bench, they brought in Kanter and Giles one after another. Although the white side will leave the team with a high probability, the Blazers’ inside depth is already thick enough. Last season, Kanter averaged 8.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Giles was 2.11 meters tall. Last season, he averaged 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
The Blazers who have been reinforced both inside and outside, coupled with Lillard and McCollum, do have enough competitiveness in the West. Will they be the biggest threat to the Lakers’ title defense? Wait time to give the answer.
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