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Lakers’ new star Shifino: Can he be the successor of James and Davis?
The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in NBA history. They have 17 championship trophies and countless legendary players. However, last season, the Lakers did not continue their glory. They were eliminated by the Nuggets in the Western Conference finals, which made many fans feel disappointed and sorry. However, Pelinka, the general manager of the Lakers, was not discouraged. During the offseason, he carried out a series of operations, and introduced a number of new AIDS with potential and strength for the team, the most striking of which was Wei Xifino, the first controller in this draft. Can Shifino be the successor of James and Davis? Let’s look at his story and performance.
The Lakers’ offseason operation: sending Wei Shao away for Russell and others
In the summer of 2021, the Lakers made a sensational deal. They traded Kuzma, harel, caruso and others for the Rockets superstar Westbrook. Many people think that this deal will enable the Lakers to form a frightening trio and compete with other teams for the championship. However, the fact is not so beautiful. Westbrook did not play his own level in the Lakers, and there was a lack of chemical reaction and tacit understanding between him and James and Davis. Westbrook’s inefficient scoring, high mistakes and poor defense put the Lakers in trouble.
Before last season’s trading deadline, Pelinka realized the seriousness of the problem. He persuaded his boss Jenny Bass to give up the "Big Three" model and sent Westbrook away in exchange for Russell, Beasley and Vanderbilt of the Timberwolves. The deal seems to be losing money, but it has enabled the Lakers to find their own style and rhythm. Russell, Beasley, Vanderbilt and others are young and promising players who can play and run. They can provide more flexibility and depth for the Lakers. With the help of the new aid, after that, the Lakers played the best record of 18 wins and 9 losses in the West.
The Lakers’ way to the playoffs: reaching the western conference finals as the seventh seed
The Lakers finished seventh in the West at the end of the regular season and had to play in the play-offs. In the play-offs, the Lakers first beat the Warriors 103-100 to qualify for the playoffs. Then he defeated the Grizzlies 110-106 and won the seventh seed in the West. In the playoffs, the Lakers first encountered such a strong enemy as Sun, but with the brave performance of James and Davis, they eliminated Sun 4-2. Then they met a strong team like Jazz, but they beat Jazz 4-3 by relying on the excellent performances of Russell and Beasley. In the end, the Lakers reached the Western Conference finals and met the champion team Nuggets. In this series, although the Lakers tried their best, they still couldn’t stop the strength of the Nuggets and lost 2-4.
Although it didn’t win the championship, Pelinka didn’t feel much lost. Instead, it continued to build a competitive team around James and Davis. He believes that the Lakers have proved their strength and potential, and as long as they remain healthy and stable, they will have the opportunity to attack the championship again. Therefore, we can see that Pelinka’s shot is steady, accurate and firm, which has well reinforced the team’s lineup.
The Lakers’ new quote: Shifino becomes the biggest highlight.
As soon as the door of the free market was opened, Zijin Army signed a contract for Prince, Reddish, Hayes and Vincent and brought them back to Los Angeles. These people are not famous, but their fighting capacity is very good. Prince, Reddish, Hayes and Vincent can provide the team with high-quality defense, excellent athletic ability, and increase the average height of the Lakers. These players can give the Lakers more choices and changes in all positions.
In addition, in the draft in 2023, Pelinka also made some gains, making good use of the draft pick in his hand, and took off the first-choice Wei Xifino and the sports prince Lewis. These two rookies are players with great potential and talent, and they can bring more vitality and creativity to the Lakers. One of the most striking is Shifino, who is regarded as the most perfect point guard in this draft.
According to the report of Dan Vaiko, a reporter from the Lakers and the team, insiders revealed that after signing with the Lakers for 17.88 million yuan in four years, Shifino has been working hard in the training hall to improve his outside projection. In addition, Reddish, Lewis and Hayes are among them. Although he struggled a little in the summer league, Shifino is a talented new star and a courageous and confident dual-energy defender. Judging from the game, he is good at stopping jump shots and moving passes, has an innate competitive attitude, and can defend multiple positions on the outside. If Shifino can quickly adapt to the strength of the NBA, then he will undoubtedly become an important member of the Zijin Army in the future.
In a word, the Lakers carried out a series of operations during the offseason, and introduced a number of new AIDS with potential and strength for the team. One of the most anticipated is Shifino, who is regarded as the successor of James and Davis. Can Shifino be the successor of James and Davis? This is a difficult question to answer, because he hasn’t proved himself in the official NBA game. However, judging from his talent and potential, he has great possibilities. Shifino is a point guard with excellent physical fitness, athletic ability, field vision and leadership, and he can play his own advantages in the Lakers system. He can partner with James and Davis to provide more offensive options and changes for the team. He can also take on the important task of the team and lead the team to victory when James and Davis are resting or injured.
Of course, Shifino is not perfect, and he still has a lot to improve. For example, his outside projection is not stable and accurate enough, his defense is not tough and focused enough, and his experience is not rich and mature enough. All these require him to keep learning and making progress in training and competition in order to adapt himself to the rhythm and intensity of NBA. Shifino also needs to be psychologically prepared, because as a new star of the Lakers, he will face great pressure and expectation, and he needs to have enough self-confidence and toughness to play his level at the critical moment.
In a word, Shifino is a player with great potential and talent, and he can bring more vitality and creativity to the Lakers. If he can quickly adapt to the strength of the NBA, then he will undoubtedly become an important member of the Zijin Army in the future. We are looking forward to seeing more exciting and fierce competitions in the new season.