Clippers 4 for 2 deal done!Ka pepper harvest two big helper, Bledsoe joined the Blazers
The Clippers and Portland trail Blazers have agreed to a free agency deal involving five players and a second-round draft pick.It was a 4-for-2 deal, and it happened very suddenly. There was no news of it, and both teams took what they needed.The deal would see the Clippers send Bledsoe, Winslow, rookie Keon Johnson and a 2025 second-round pick (from the Pistons) to Portland for Norman Powell and Robert Covington.Seeing this scenario, I believe you will think that the Clippers made a lot of money, and they did.The Clippers traded three reserves and a second-round pick for two starting players, a shooter and a defenseman.Bledsoe, the only big-name player on the clippers’ roster, is no longer a starter with the clippers, averaging 9.9 points and 4.2 assists per game.As for Winslow and Keane Johnson, they are both fringe players, one averaging 4.2 points and the other 3.5 points per game. It’s not expected that these three players could be traded for Powell and Covington.This has lakers fans envious and asking the question “Why can’t the Lakers get Covington and Powell like the Clippers?””I see a lot of people asking why the lakers can’t get Covington and Powell,” salary expert Bobby Marks said.It’s math. The lakers don’t have a contract to match their $27 million salaries.”The clippers haven’t had a good season. Kawhi Leonard hasn’t returned yet, and George has been injured. They thought they were going to give up the season, but they’re still at.500.Now is in the trade market and harvest two big help, if the next card pepper can come back, that their strength is still very good, the playoffs can really no team would like to meet them.Powell is averaging 18.7 points per game and shooting 40.6 percent from 3-point range;Covington is averaging 7.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals while shooting 34.3 percent from 3-point range.Their presence will allow Tyronn Lue to rotate better and give the offense another shot.As for the $19 million luxury tax increase, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer doesn’t care. He wants his team to be more competitive.With the Blazers closing the deal, they will lower their payroll below the luxury tax line, but the team will be shorn of two outstanding players, which may hasten Lillard’s departure.With Lillard sidelined, the team traded two starters, Powell and Covington, without bringing back more valuable players in a move to relieve payroll pressure.Looks like this year’s offseason will be even more exciting.