Building an NBA contender isn’t easy. Even teams with a tremendous amount of talent don’t always look like contenders.
Whether due to age-related regression, injuries, or a lack of chemistry, no team is promised anything.
For example, look at the Los Angeles Clippers. They were supposed to be world-beaters this season. At 26-24, they haven’t looked the part in 2022-23.
For a long stretch of this season, the Miami Heat were equally disappointing. Recently, they’re turning a corner.
At 27-22, they’ve got plenty of time left to improve their place in the standings.
Could this deal with the Clippers help?