Goodbye Spurs!A reverse second pick, can also help the team rebuild 1 for 3, Popovich god
SAN Antonio’s move to Philadelphia was the biggest deal of the trade deadline, and both the Nets and the 76ers got the player they wanted.Embiid and Harden are one of the most fantastic teams in the league, and Parkinson didn’t hesitate to call Harden and Embiid the best tandem in the game of basketball.The Nets and 76ers are all about a shot at a championship, and some teams are about rebuilding.The SAN Antonio Spurs were very active at the trade deadline, sending thaddeus Young and Eubanks and a second-round pick for Dragic and the first round pick, which was not surprising given that Thaddeus Young was not in the spurs’ plans this season and most of the games were sidelined.And then the Spurs trade, it’s amazing.According to Shams, the Spurs sent Derek White to the Boston team for Josh Richardson and Longford, as well as a 2022 first-round pick (protected by the first four picks).That’s three for Derek White, a reverse no. 2 pick, the 29th overall pick in the first round. Popovich, in just four and a half years, has developed into a three-for-one player who has become a catalyst for rebuilding.Speaking of Derek White, many Spurs fans may not be too willing to give up, as a rookie, he played so mature, even once hailed as the Spurs’ next Manu Ginobili.White, who has struggled with injuries in the past two seasons, averaged 14.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks per game in 49 games for the Spurs.Sad to say, but the Spurs suddenly acquired Josh Richardson and Langford plus a first round pick.The spurs got back in the form of Josh Richardson, who averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists with the Heat, despite only 9.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists this season.As for Langford, he’s 22 years old, the 14th overall pick in the first round, but he’s only playing 16 minutes a game on a team that doesn’t get much practice.Also, the Spurs acquired a first-round pick, giving the spurs 10 first-round picks over the next seven years.Spurs guard Dejutay Murray posted a dumbstruck emoji on social media, writing: What the hell?He was obviously shocked by all this as they played together in the last game.But this is the NBA. It’s not a social league. It’s just a business league.It’s worth noting that the Spurs are still considering a trade for Poettel, which means that all of the team’s immediate strength will be traded for rebuilding capital, which is the way the Spurs need to go.They’ve been at the top of the league pyramid for too long, and it’s time to get to the bottom and get back to their roots.