Dallas Mavericks made many reliable deals this summer: the most favorable one was to re-sign Carey Owen, but the team also added some reliable veterans and high-quality 3D players, such as Grant Williams and Seth Curry. However, the team needs to further supplement the lineup to become a real champion team. In terms of team assets, the Dallas Mavericks don’t have much assets, so their key is to make a relatively risky transaction with potential upside. The player they may be targeting is Ben Simmons of the Nets, because his current trading value may be the lowest. Our trading framework will involve the Mavericks sending Tiny Tim Hardaway and Christian Wood away in the trade. The specific trading plan is: Dallas Mavericks get: Ben Simmons; Brooklyn Nets got: Tiny Tim Hardaway and Christian Wood (sign first and then change).
The Brooklyn Nets have considered trading Ben Simmons before, so this deal may be attractive to them. At the same time, the Dallas Mavericks themselves need to make changes in order to compete in the West. This is why this transaction is attractive to both parties. At this point, it is fair to say that Simmons is no longer the best lineup player of Philadelphia 76ers. However, he is still a reliable defender, rebounder and organizational core, and can contribute to a championship-winning team. In recent years, he has been dealing with injuries, but it is reported that Simmons is the healthiest since the offseason this year. A healthy Ben Simmons may be useful to the Dallas Mavericks, even though his ability is only about 70% of what he used to be. Simmons averaged 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists for the Brooklyn Nets last season. This deal will be a big gamble for the lone ranger.
Although this is not a star performance, Simmons’ versatility in defense may help the Dallas Mavericks. At present, defense is obviously their weakness, which is why they chose Derek Lively as the basket protector in the draft. The addition of Simmons also allows them to choose him as the center. Jason Kidd is a defensive coach, so he will definitely welcome players like Simmons who have participated in DPOY discussions in the past. Theoretically, Dallas Mavericks is the best place for Simmons to revive his career. They have two elite scorers, Luca Dancsics and Carey Owen, and Simmons won’t have scoring pressure. Both stars are reliable three-point shooters, which means they can make room for Simmons. In addition, the team has other high-quality three-point shooters, which will make full use of Simmons’ ability to pass and impact the basket.
Having said that, for the Dallas Mavericks, taking over Simmons is undoubtedly a risk. For him, the key is his mentality. It is fair to say that his aggressiveness has weakened when he cut into the basket. Since the 2018-19 season, Simmons’ score has continued to decline, and we are unlikely to see him score more than 15 points per game again. However, if he can achieve double-digit results in this respect, then he will be a valuable player. Ben Simmons is an acquisition that Dallas Mavericks can make without giving up too many assets. This is a high-risk and high-return transaction, and taking risks may be the right move, because if the general manager does not take risks, it is impossible to win the championship. It’s easy to understand why the Brooklyn Nets are already exploring a deal for Simmons, who is rapidly being replaced by other outstanding young players on the list, such as mickal bridges and Cam Johnson. Now it’s time to really try to trade him. Getting this deal from Dallas Mavericks may be their solution.
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Their tactics on the court are always confusing, and they have never played cards according to the routine. They have not changed much in the team lineup next season. There is no doubt that if there is no accident, it will reach the finals. Yang Ming, the head coach of the team, praised his players in front of the media many times and said that their efforts behind the scenes will never be seen by you. Recently, there is good news for the Liaoning basketball team. According to relevant insiders, the Liaoning men’s basketball team is in contact with Cousins, the first center of the NBA. The Liaoning team will probably sign Cousins. Once Cousins joins the Liaoning men’s basketball team, he will dominate the inside of the CBA, and no team can stop the Liaoning men’s basketball team from winning the championship.
Live on May 21st, this morning, Leipzig Red Bull beat Bayern Munich. After the game, Leipzig captain Alban said that he had not received congratulations from Dortmund, while Leipzig director Herbor praised the team.
Because Leipzig won, Bayern now leads Dortmund by only one point in one more round, and Bumblebee still has two rounds of league matches to play, so the initiative to win the championship has fallen into its own hands.
When asked if he had received Dortmund’s congratulations after beating Bayern, Alban said: "Personally, not yet, but I don’t know. Of course, it is good for Dortmund that we win, but this is not our first goal. We want to win this game for ourselves, and we did it. "
Herbor, director of Leipzig, said: "Many things are related to us before the game, and we will decide the trend of the league championship, but the most important thing is about ourselves and the qualification for the Champions League. We want to ensure the qualification for the Champions League. Now we have done it, which is great."
"The fierce competition in the Bundesliga is good for the whole league and people’s awareness of the Bundesliga. In recent years, Bayern has always determined the league title relatively early, and now it is an exciting championship battle."
"Our team is excellent. If important players such as Nkunku, Lemmer, olmo and Shi Lage can stay healthy all the time, then this year’s Bundesliga champion is not a duet, but a triangle competition. Therefore, I think that in the past few years, our club has done a good job, and we hope to continue to do so in the future, so that the competition for the Bundesliga championship will become a triangle competition. "
At 0: 30am on May 21st, Beijing time, the 37th round of the Premier League started. Arsenal, ranked second in the league, played away against Nottingham Forest, which was deeply relegated. Only by winning this game can Arsenal keep the championship suspense, but in the end they failed to do so. Nottingham scored the key three points on the road to relegation, while Arsenal once again lost the championship at a critical moment. Send Manchester City to win the Premier League title ahead of schedule.
Manchester City has become the second team in the history of Premier League to win three consecutive championships, and it is also the fifth time to win the cup in the past six years. Since Guardiola took office, Manchester City has established its own blue moon dynasty in Premier League.
Arsenal set an embarrassing record for themselves, and they became the team that failed to win the championship in a single season in the history of the top leagues in England, but ranked first for the longest time. They led the standings for 248 days, and finally gave Manchester City the championship.
At the beginning of April, they were once 8 points ahead of Manchester City and were regarded as the most promising team to win the championship, but Arsenal’s collapse took only four rounds, and it was the most crucial four.
In the face of Liverpool, West Ham United and Southampton, Arsenal’s three-game winning streak disappeared. Except for Liverpool, there is still a gap between the other two teams in terms of strength and Arsenal, especially in the face of the bottom Southampton team’s defense line, which is almost a sieve. If it weren’t for the continuous goals of Odegard and Saka in the last two minutes, Arsenal would even swallow a defeat.
Then facing Manchester City, a 1:4 brittle defeat almost gave the championship to the opponent.
In the game against Nottingham Forest, it can still be seen that the team wants to win, but there is something wrong with the players’ mentality. The whole game is not scored, and the possession rate is close to 82%, but only 11 shots are obtained, and the worst thing the whole team does is stealing.Without the determination to actively grab, Arsenal only contributed 8 steals, while their opponents had 19.
Arsenal’s collapse began when Jesus returned from injury and became the main force. This season, Jesus also lost to Jesus. From the data, he was Arsenal’s fourth scorer, and also contributed five assists. When he first joined the team, Jesus could almost make fans shout "God arrival". Arteta made adjustments due to the injury in the middle of the season, and Nkatiya entered the starting lineup, which actually had a good effect and the team won a winning streak.
When Jesus returned to Alta, he was still given the main position, but at this time he obviously had not fully recovered, and he was out of tactics. In addition, Saka’s state declined, and the tactics of penetrating through the two wings to find Jesus or Odegard were thoroughly understood, which led to the loss of the chain throughout the season.
Arsenal’s loss is actually due to the team’s poor finishing strength. Once one of the main players declines, the team will struggle. In fact, they have done well enough. You can’t expect Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea to fall off the chain again next season. Arsenal still need to continuously upgrade their arsenals. Their performance is good enough.
Many people say that there is something wrong with Artta’s ranking, which led to the team’s collapse. In fact, without him, Arsenal’s second place in this league is hanging, at least the team is on the right path. After the game, coach Artta took the initiative to bear the responsibility of losing, and Arsenal can finally enter the Champions League after waiting for six years next season.
The Daily Mail reported that firmino has agreed to join Barcelona on a free agent this summer, and the Brazilian international will end his eight-year stay in days of our lives.
Firmino has won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carling Cup and World Club Cup since he moved from Hoffenheim in 2015.
Liverpool manager klopp has made it clear that he wants 31-year-old firmino to stay, but the Brazilian has made up his mind to meet new challenges. After joining jota, firmino’s main position has been shaken. Coupled with the addition of Nunez and Gakpo, firmino has completely become a substitute.
Recently, he will miss at least three games because of a hamstring injury, but klopp still hopes that he can return before the end of the season. After the last home game of the season against Villa on May 20th, he will say goodbye to the fans at Anfield.
Last year, Mane moved to Bayern for 32 million euros, officially announcing the disintegration of the Red Army’s Three Arrows. Firmino is about to leave, so the Red Army only has Salah. The Egyptian international just signed a new contract with Liverpool last year, which expires in 2025. The weekly salary is 400,000 pounds, which is the highest salary in the history of the team.
In recent years, Barcelona seems to have taken the old road of Juventus and AC Milan, and constantly exempted players in the transfer market, including Obamaian, Depe, Kathy and Christensen. In this summer, they may get "two big fish" for free, that is, Liverpool striker firmino and Bilbao central defender inigo martinez.
Manchester City has brought Calvin Phillips from Leeds this season, but the English midfielder didn’t get many playing opportunities in his first season at Manchester City. At the beginning of the season, players’ injuries were the main influencing factors. Although FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 successfully participated, he was once again excluded from the team’s main force because of overweight after returning to Manchester City. It can be said that Guardiola has not found a way to activate the midfielder. Of course, Manchester City will not sell players this summer, but Rodley really needs a player who can share the pressure for him, and Manchester City has also locked in the target.
According to news media N1, Manchester City coach Guardiola has found a midfielder who can replace Calvin Phillips, form a good rotation with Rodley, and even have a competitive relationship. This person is none other than Chelsea’s Croatian midfielder kovacic. Joining the Blues from Real Madrid in 2018, kovacic has helped the Blues win the Europa League, Champions League, World Club Cup and Super Cup.
However, with the departure of Roman Abramovich, the Blues under Burleigh’s control are now playing very badly on the pitch, and Burleigh spent 600 million pounds to sign for two consecutive transfer windows this year, but the final result is not satisfactory. On this premise, the Blues will sell a large number of players this summer to ensure their financial balance, and the contract between kovacic and Chelsea will expire in Ming Xia, so it is very likely that the Blues will sell them soon to earn a transfer fee.
There is a high probability that Chelsea will not qualify for the Champions League next season, and many players in the team will also have their salaries reduced. Of course, these players were signed during the Burleigh period. As a meritorious player during tuchel’s coaching of Chelsea, kovacic’s blue career has basically come to an end. However, kovacic, who is only 28 years old, is still at the peak of his career, and Guardiola is very fond of the Croatian midfielder and hopes to sign this player for Manchester City this summer.
Guardiola once said that Calvin Phillips needs to increase his rhythm in short passing. In the game with Sheffield United, Guardiola continued to give players playing time, but more could only be returned, and he could not find the opportunity to adjust his body forward. Obviously, Calvin Phillips could not provide much help to Manchester City on the court when he was on the court. If players want to gain a foothold in Manchester City, it is very important to add some extra training, but Manchester City obviously can’t just wait, but wants to take the initiative.
It is reported that Manchester City is prepared to bring kovacic from Chelsea for a transfer fee of 30 million pounds, which is not low, and if Manchester City is really willing to pay such a high price, kovacic himself is obviously willing to join. After all, you can win more trophies in Manchester City, and compared with the chaotic Chelsea, Manchester City is obviously a good place for kovacic.
Of course, it is not known whether Calvin Phillips can lead to the outbreak of Manchester City’s second season. Like Grali and many other players, he has grown up under Guardiola’s guidance. However, it is obvious that Calvin Phillips’s first season in Manchester City is not mature enough for various reasons, and players should consider their own future. Therefore, it is very important for Calvin Phillips to integrate into Guardiola’s tactical system as soon as possible.
On the other hand, the defense has obviously regressed. The opponent’s shots per possession increased by 27%(0.10), and the average xG was similar. The number of goals per game in Manchester City increased from 0.7 to 1.0. Whether it’s because Guardiola tried his staff to make the best use of Harland-which, among other things, led to the bench of full-back Joao Cancelo and eventually loaned it to Bayern-or because of the conscious retreat of the World Cup in terms of pressure and efforts (Manchester City players played more time in Qatar than any other club), Manchester City’s pressure was more passive and ineffective. Excellent opponents are particularly comfortable and productive for them: in eight games against the top six teams in the Premier League, Manchester City scored a goal in 13 shots (81.10 times per game), worth 11.6 xG.
Please note that Manchester City also scored 19 goals and scored 13 points in these eight games, but Manchester City did not control the situation as usual. Put some terrible luck into a close game-in a game decided by 1-2 goals, the average score per game is 0.1 (the average score of the other four teams in England is 2.1)-and we can see how Manchester City has left the door for Arsenal to break in at present. This also brought RB Leipzig back to the first leg of their last 16 Champions League (final 1-1 draw), and there is still some work to be done before they can advance next week.