Suddenly, there were more topics about Russell of the Lakers. ESPN reporter A- Smith bluntly said that Russell’s annual salary should be at least 25 million dollars, and Beverly even said that Russell would lose money if he didn’t sign a contract of 100 million dollars. However, Russell only reached a contract of 37 million dollars for two years this summer.
Russell’s contract renewal with the Lakers caused a sensation as soon as it was exposed. Before that, Russell insisted on paying hundreds of millions of dollars, which was unimaginable. But the question is, so many people support Russell, but the fact is that Russell is only willing to sign this two-year and 37 million contract? The reality is very cruel. After a baptism in the playoffs, Russell’s performance made his worth plummet, and no team in the market was willing to offer him a contract, let alone hundreds of millions of contracts.
Russell’s presence on the Lakers’ guard line has complicated the work of others, so it is necessary for the backcourt players who partner with him to share the defense for him, and even the whole team should make up for his loophole. Russell’s attack is also unstable, and wave shots often appear, which is one of the reasons why he was abandoned by the Lakers in the playoffs last season. The Lakers left him mainly in the hope that he could share the organizational pressure for James, with multiple holding points but without much hope.
This summer, the Lakers have done a good job in signing, bringing in many important role players, especially Vincent in the backcourt, which is definitely a threat to Russell. Vincent is a defender who has been certified in the playoffs and played in the finals. After the smooth running-in with the Lakers in the new season, it is highly probable that Russell’s position will be disintegrated, so I am afraid that Shuila will be a substitute in the new season, so it will be a new round of depreciation to meet Shuila.
In this era of defender blowout, it is not difficult to find a point guard of this level, and the defender is not the winner of the championship. A strong front line-up is the basis for winning the championship. Besides, Shui La, a point guard, doesn’t belong to him at all in the playoffs, so so much solidarity is more like an insult to Shui La. After all, he is really worthless.
The last Lakers point guard named Russell dropped directly from the top salary of more than 40 million yuan to the basic salary. Although there are reasons for your love and desire, you can’t deny the influence of the Lakers. Now it’s not easy for Russell to renew his contract with the Lakers, and it’s reasonable for his value to fall again. At present, the most ideal solution for Russell to keep his value is trading, but his future is also confused.