Eastern Conference favorites? Trade deadline winner is New York

The New York Knicks are arguably the most successful team this trade deadline. Without spending a single future first-round pick, they added two ace wing players and a sharpshooter to their rotation depth.

The New York Knicks used the trade deadline on Monday to bolster their roster. They acquired Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Bucks in a trade with the Detroit Pistons. In return, the Knicks received Quinton Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachai Flynn, Ryan Archdiakono, and two second-round picks.

On December 31, New York acquired OG Anunoby in a trade with the Toronto Raptors to bolster their frontcourt to perfection. With the addition of Anunoby, the Knicks found the perfect balance on offense and defense, and went on to have one of the best Januarys in the league, 스포츠토토 making them the favorites to win the title.

Instead of resting on their laurels, the Knicks aggressively pursued trades and made another big move. The team acquired Bogdanovic, a key offensive piece from the Detroit Pistons, and Bucks, an excellent rotation piece, to bolster their rotation.

Both Bogdanovic and Bucks are excellent outside scorers who are both shooting over 40% from three-point range this season. Bogdanovic is averaging 20.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 41.5% shooting from three-point range, while Bucks is averaging 12.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 40.1% shooting from three-point range.

What makes New York’s trade activity this season so remarkable is that the Knicks didn’t spend a single first-round pick in the process of acquiring Anunoby, Bogdanovic, and the Bucks. They were able to get rid of players who were being pushed out of the rotation, or who couldn’t get minutes due to overlap with the team’s core, and in return, they were able to acquire a ton of wing talent.

Local media outlets, including Bleacher Report and The Ringer, were quick to point to the Knicks as the winners of the trade deadline. The Knicks, who are 33-19 and tied for third in the East with a stifling defense that ranks third in points allowed, were able to add depth without spending a fortune. With the news of Anunoby’s injury, which he was acquired in a trade on Sept. 9, Bogdanovic and the Bucks’ acquisition will be even more appreciated. It will be interesting to see what New York does next.

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New possibilities for Daegu FC’s offensive line‥no.19 Kim Young-joon-no.18 Jung Jae-sang

Daegu FC, which has a relatively weak attacking line compared to its defensive reinforcements, is raising hopes with goals from Kim Young-joon, who joined the team last year, and newcomer Jung Jae-sang.

Kim Young-joon and Jeong Jae-sang, who opened the scoring in the first half against Chiang Rai United in the team’s last official match of the Thailand training camp, have continued to add to the excitement at the Namhae camp.

In a B-team-only match against Songho University at the Sangju Hanryehae Sports Park in Namhae on the 9th, 카지노사이트 Jung led his team to a 6-0 victory with two goals and three assists.

The same day, Daegu won 1-0 against Yeungnam University at the Mizo Public Sports Complex, with Kim Young-joon scoring the game-winning goal again, picking up where he left off in Thailand.

Despite their flaws, the two players have shown promise as they continue to find ways to improve and compete for a starting spot in the attacking lineup this season.

Kim Young-joon, who made his debut last season, is determined to show his true colors this season, while newcomer Jung Jae-sang is aiming to make his first-team debut.

With three wins, two draws, and two losses in a series of practice matches in the South Sea leading up to the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday, wins and losses don’t mean much to Daegu, as the A and B team members are playing in various combinations.

With Lee Geun-ho’s absence and the performance of substitutes who have shown promise in the foreign-oriented roster, Daegu will continue to practice and train through the Lunar New Year holidays.

Daegu, who are camping in the South Sea until the 25th of this month, will return home on the 3rd of next month for their official opening match of 2024 against Gimcheon Sangmu.

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Man Utd criticized for Lingard joining FC Seoul→’Transfer policy failed’

Lingard’s arrival at FC Seoul has drawn attention to Manchester United’s failed transfer policy.

United announced the signing of Lingard on Aug. 8. The former Manchester United and England international will continue his career in the K League. Lingard spent time without a club after his contract with Nottingham Forest expired last year and chose to join FC Seoul despite offers from various clubs.

The Manchester Evening News reported on Aug. 8, “Lingard’s move offers an important lesson for United. Lingard has been without a club since last summer and makes United regret their decision,” and “Lingard’s departure shows that United 텍사스홀덤 need to move players at the right time.

‘It has been more than three years since Lindegaard joined West Ham United on loan from Manchester United in a bid to revitalize his career,’ the outlet said. He scored nine goals and provided five assists in 16 appearances for the Hammers, winning the Premier League Player of the Month award.” “Lingard then returned to United rejuvenated and still a valuable player. At the time, there were a number of clubs keen to sign him, but he was confident that he would play an important role at United under Mourinho. In his final season at United, Lingard started just two Premier League games. At the time, United could have sold the highly valued player, but the Red Devils subsequently lost him for no fee.

‘United need to be smarter when it comes to transferring players from the youth ranks. Ten youth players left the club last summer, including Elanga and Tuanzebe. Marcial is also out of contract at the end of the season and could leave the club for nothing,” he added.

Lingard made his Premier League debut for United in the 2014-15 season. He spent the 2020-21 season on loan at West Ham United before joining Nottingham Forest last season after his contract with United expired, where he continued his Premier League career. In 182 Premier League appearances, Lingard has scored 29 goals and provided 14 assists.

After scoring six goals in 32 caps for the England national team, Lingard’s move to FC Seoul has garnered a lot of attention in the UK. According to the Daily Mail, “Lingard is expected to earn £9.1 million a year at FC Seoul. It’s a huge salary, but it’s a far cry from the £100,000-a-week he earned at Man United in 2017,” the paper said. Furthermore, ‘Lingard has received offers from 26 clubs around the world. Lingard’s move to FC Seoul has put him back in the spotlight. Lazio, who are looking to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, were also interested. Lingard also had offers from clubs in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia,” he said, referring to the competition for his signature.

“I had a lot of offers,” Lingard said at his FC Seoul press conference. Other clubs only made verbal offers. FC Seoul brought the contract all the way to Manchester and I could see the passion in their eyes. I decided at that moment and didn’t consider other clubs,” he said, explaining why he chose FC Seoul.

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‘With special meaning’, Gimcheon unveils 2024 season number… Defender Kim Jae-woo No. 10

Gimcheon Sangmu announced the numbering of its 2024 season squad on Monday.

The 2024 season squad number has a special meaning that can only be found in the Sangmu. The players have replaced their old numbers with new ones to bring freshness to the fans. Kim Jae-woo wore No. 10, Lee Sang-min wore No. 9, Won Doo-jae wore No. 11, Kim Jin-kyu wore No. 4, and Kim Dong-hyun wore No. 5.

Kim Hyun-wook said, “We wanted to wear a number that we have never worn before this season to give fans a fresh experience, 안전카지노사이트 and we chose a different number because we thought it would be a good memory for our teammates.”

Kim Jae-woo, who chose ‘No. 10’ to symbolize the team’s ace, said, “First of all, No. 10 is a number I’ve never worn before. I think it can only be worn by a businessman. I will do my best to help the team as I will be wearing the number 10 this season.”

Kim Jin-kyu wore the number 4, which symbolizes the main center back, because, “Although I am not a center back, I think playing with the number 4 will give me a chance to understand the players in other positions on the field. I also wanted to leave good memories with my teammates before the national team.”

Other new recruits for the 2024 season include Kim Dae-won, who wore No. 22, Lee Jin-yong, No. 28, Yoo Kang-hyun, No. 18, and Cho Jin-woo, No. 24. He also wore No. 12 for the 12th Warrior Supporters’ Investigation.

Gimcheon will hold its second winter training camp in Gijang, Busan, until the 18th.

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Kobe Bryant statue to be unveiled in LA Lakers’ master bedroom

The NBA’s Los Angeles (LA) Lakers have unveiled a statue at their home arena honoring “legend” Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a tragic helicopter crash.

According to ESPN, the Lakers unveiled a bronze statue of Bryant, measuring approximately 5.8 meters in size and weighing approximately 1.8 tons, outside of their Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

The statue depicts Bryant walking off the court after scoring 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in January 2006, wearing a white No. 8 jersey, with the index finger of his right hand pointed skyward.

The words “Kobe Bryant” were engraved on the base of the statue, along with Bryant’s nickname, “Black Mamba.

The box score of the 81-point game was also engraved on the base of the statue, along with a QR code to access a highlight video of the game.

The statue also features Bryant’s quote, “Leave the NBA in better shape when you leave than when you arrived, and when it’s time to go, create your own legend.”

A “one-club man” who played for the Lakers for 20 years, starting with the 1996-1997 season, Bryant has become a “Lakers legend” both on and off the court, with many calling him the heir apparent to the “Emperor of Basketball,” Michael Jordan.

Bryant’s 33,643 career points ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

However, in January 2020, he died suddenly along with his second daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash.

Along with Lakers legends and hundreds of fans, Bryant’s wife Vanessa, owner Jeanie Buss, NBA legend and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and others attended the unveiling of the statue.

Vanessa introduced the statue as the first of three that will be built in his honor.

The second statue will feature Bryant wearing his other jersey number, No. 24, and the third will be modeled after Gianna.

“We are here to honor not only his tremendous accomplishments, but also the spirit of Bryant, who worked so hard to get to the top,” said Karim Abduljabbar.

Bryant is the sixth Lakers player to be honored with a statue in Crypto.com Arena’s Star Plaza, joining Shaquille O’Neal, Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor.


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Tottenham still interested in center back after signing Dragucin

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign center back Tosin Adarabioyo, 27, who is out of contract at Fulham in the summer, as a free agent.

Tottenham Hotspur are targeting Tosin Adarabioyo, who is out of contract at Fulham this summer, as a free agent, according to British media outlet TBR Football. Spurs brought in Radu Dragucin, 22, in the January transfer window but are keen to bring in another center back.”

According to the outlet, Adarabioyo’s current contract with Fulham expires on June 30, 2024. Despite this, Adarabioyo has no intention of signing a new contract and is set to become a free agent in the summer transfer window.

Adarabioyo has been linked with a move to Tottenham in the past as a center back. Even before this season, there were reports that Tottenham were interested in signing him, with the club even monitoring him and showing specific interest.

However, Spurs did not make a move for him in the summer transfer window and instead signed Micky van der Penn, 23, from Wolfsburg. In the winter transfer window, Spurs were also in urgent need of a new center back, but they brought in Dragusin, not Adarabioyo.

Nevertheless, coach Enze Postecoglou (59) still wants to bring a new center back to the team. And he thinks the time is right to sign Adarabioyo, who will become a free agent in the summer. As a free agent, Spurs 파워볼사이트 would only have to negotiate with the player without paying a transfer fee, which would be a good deal for them financially.

In addition to Spurs, West Ham United of the English Premier League (EPL) and AC Milan of the Italian Serie A are also interested in signing Adarabioyo. However, Tottenham, who have consistently shown interest, are the favorites to land the player.

In addition to Adarabioyo, Postecoglou is also interested in Bologna (Italy) center back Riccardo Calafiori, 22. However, Bologna value Calafiori at £26 million ($43.7 million), so it is likely that Tottenham will make a bid for Adarabioyo on a free transfer.


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Real Madrid transfer speculation Holland, laid-back Man City

The Kylian Mbappe saga at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has taken Europe by storm.

Mbappe’s contract with PSG is up this summer. However, Mbappe hasn’t signed a new contract. At this rate, Mbappe will become a free agent next summer and will be able to leave on a free transfer. This all points to a move to Real Madrid.

The key to Mbappe’s situation is ‘re-signing’. We don”t understand why PSG didn”t try to re-sign Mbappe beforehand. Typically, a team’s key players re-sign when they have two years left on their contract. Maybe they trusted Mbappe’s loyalty to the team, and if they had re-signed him in advance, this situation wouldn’t have happened. If Mbappe does leave, PSG will still receive a fair transfer fee. They have nothing to lose.

The Mbappe situation could happen to other teams. Manchester City, the English champions, should be especially nervous. They have one of the best strikers in the world in Elling Holland, and Real Madrid have been consistently linked with him.

Recently, Holland has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, and Pep Guardiola said, “Holland is happy at City. He will play for City for another 10 years.” Pep Guardiola refuted the transfer rumors.

Even if Holland is happy at City, the professional world is not a sentimental place. Many are calling for the club to re-sign Holland quickly to keep him.

This means extending his contract and increasing his salary to the 카지노 highest in the EPL to keep him. Holland’s contract ends in 2027 and his salary is the second highest on the team behind Kevin De Bruyne.

But City are relaxed. They have three years to go, so they’re not in a hurry. And they have no intention of negotiating a new contract with Holland.

“Holland has been strongly linked with Real Madrid,” says the British publication Football Insider. Despite this, City have not scheduled talks with Holland. They don’t even want to discuss it. According to an inside source, City don’t feel the need to rush Holland’s contract talks. They are not worried about Holland leaving the club at all,” the report said.

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“It’s sad, they call the Bundesliga ‘the farmer’s league’ here”

Bert Leno, a goalkeeper for English Premier League side Fulham and a former German international, has hit out at the way the Bundesliga is viewed in his home country.

“Leno opened up about the term ‘Farmers’ League,'” soccer media outlet Eurofoot reported on Aug. 8 (Korea time), saying that the Bundesliga is considered a lesser league in England. Farmers’ League means ‘farmers’ league’ and is a derogatory term for a league of so-called ‘two-jobbers’.

Leno played for VfB Stuttgart as a youth player, making the Stuttgart second team in 2009 and Bayer Leverkusen in 2011. He played in Germany until 2018. He has excellent reflexes and well-organized fundamentals, and has made several outstanding saves. He left Leverkusen for Arsenal in 2018 and has been Fulham”s first choice goalkeeper since 2022.

Therefore, Leno believes that the way the Bundesliga is looked down upon in England is unfair: “It’s not appropriate for the Bundesliga to be called the ‘Farmers League’,” he says.

However, people’s perceptions are not changing. “To be honest, everyone calls the Bundesliga that,” Leno says, “This is Premier League country and we don’t really care about the Bundesliga. “To be honest, everyone calls it that,” Leno laments, “This is Premier League country, and no one cares about the Bundesliga.

However, we cannot ignore the fact that there are many players who grew up in the Bundesliga and went on to make a name for themselves in the Premier League. “I think a better term for it would be a developmental league,” says Leno, “Ambitious players usually go to Germany and then go to the Premier League. Kevin De Bruyne, Elling Holland, Ilkay Gundogan, and others are examples.”

“I talk to my Fulham teammates every week about the name Farmers’ League,” Leno said, adding that the Bundesliga is also somewhat neglected by his teammates. As an example, he recounts how earlier this year, Burnley-Luton Town and Bayern Munich-Hofenheim were played on the same day, and his teammates only watched the Burnley-Luton Town game because they were two teams in the relegation zone.

“We were all sitting in the physiotherapy room watching the game. “I wanted to watch Munich, but I couldn’t,” he says. “All my teammates said that there are no funny situations in Bundesliga matches and they’re not interesting. They all said, ‘We don’t watch the Farmers League,'” he confessed.

The Bundesliga is vilified because of its one-dominant system, even though Munich is the only team in the league to have won the triple (league, FA Cup, and Champions League in the same season). In fact, no 안전놀이터 other Bundesliga team has ever been competitive in the Champions League. Only two non-Munich Bundesliga teams have ever reached the Champions League final, in 2002 and 2013, respectively.

Furthermore, Munich has dominated the league for 11 consecutive seasons, winning the league title from the 2012-2013 season to the 2022-2023 season. “It’s very boring and sad,” Leno said of the “Munich one-upmanship,” adding, “I look forward to interesting league competition, but I don’t think there will be any interesting league competition in the near future because Munich is too strong.

This season, however, the Bundesliga has been turned upside down by Leverkusen’s surge under Xabi Alonso.

Leverkusen, the only team in the five major leagues (the top divisions of England, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy) to remain unbeaten in league play this season, leads the table with 52 points, two points clear of second-place Munich (50). Should Leverkusen win the title this season, it would end Munich’s 11-game league losing streak.

“I hope Leverkusen can stop Munich’s dominance this season,” Leno said before the match.


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KCC and LG’s common keyword is ‘trend’, KCC is the team that laughed after the game

KCC’s speed was faster and more sophisticated than LG’s.

Busan KCC defeated Changwon LG 90-69 in the regular season of the 2023-2024 Jeonggwanjang Professional Basketball League at Sajiksil Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 8th.

Both KCC and LG are teams that emphasize the importance of transition. LG coach Cho Sang-hyun has emphasized quick offense after defense since he took over. Even before the game against KCC, he said, “We were missing Marey. We lost 15 to 20 points. We need domestic players to score. The easiest way to score is in transition, and I hope we can score points through that.”

KCC is no slouch in the transition battle either. The team has Song Kyo-chang (200 cm, F), Alize Johnson (201 cm, F), and Heo Woong (185 cm, G) who specialize in transition. In fact, KCC averages 10.3 fast break points per game. This is the second most fast break points in the league. The team also averages 86.4 points per game, making them the second-hottest offense after Wonju DB.

Both teams also run a fast-paced offense, so they have a high probability of scoring. Their offensive rating (points expected per 100 offensive possessions) is also top-notch. LG is second in the league with 113.7. KCC is third in the league with 113.1.

From the first quarter, both teams came out with quick offense. LG was the first team to capitalize on the speed of Justin Gutang (188 cm, G). After getting a defensive rebound, they quickly launched their offense to harass the opponent. It was successful. Gutang made all three of his shots in the first quarter. LG scored 10 points in the first five minutes of the quarter.

However, KCC was no slouch in speed either. They scored six points on fast breaks alone. In particular, Lagunia’s (200 cm, C) fast break end-one with 3:22 left in the quarter was enough to turn the tide of the game. Despite the outside shooting struggles, both teams relied on transition scoring to keep the game close.

The second quarter was more intense. KCC attacked the perimeter in transition before the defense could settle down. Johnson’s performance set the tone. He scored 16 points in the first five minutes of the quarter. Johnson’s fast break basket with 2:09 left in the quarter was enough to lift the team’s spirits. It extended KCC’s lead to five points.

Once KCC got into a groove, they didn’t let up. Johnson had a huge second quarter, scoring 10 points and dishing out four assists. After the defensive success, she went directly to the offense. They utilized their speed to quickly 메이저사이트 increase the lead. The score was 48-38 at halftime.

LG’s firepower was no match. LG responded with a quick offense. They didn’t lose the pace battle, but their outside shots missed the rim and they couldn’t close the gap.

The third quarter was a similar story. KCC still ran a fast-paced offense with Johnson leading the way. This, coupled with the outside scoring of other players, extended the lead. Not to be outpaced, KCC built a 20-point lead and took control of the game.

Both teams emphasized transition scoring. After winning the speed battle, KCC turned the tables on LG by beating them in transition.

The winning KCC players also approved of the transition offense. Johnson said, “Overall, everyone ran well in transition, and I think it worked out well,” while Heoong said, “I think the key before the game was to get our energy level up and get through the offense early. It worked out well today.”

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Women’s Basketball Hana One Q, Escaping 4 Straight Losses

Women’s Basketball Hana One Q, Escaping 4 Straight Losses… BNK, The Lowest Ranked Team, has Lost 10 Times in a Row

Hana One Q wins 72-69 over BNK… Kim Jong-un made a great performance with 23 points and 6 rebounds.

Bucheon Hana One Q, a women’s professional basketball team in which veteran forward Kim Jong-un played a big role,

plunged last-place Busan BNK into a deep swamp of 10 consecutive losses. 카지노사이트원

Hana One Q defeated BNK 72-69 in a close match in the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league home game held at Bucheon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 1st.

4th place Hana One Q (8 wins, 14 losses), who ended their 4-game losing streak,

widened the gap with 5th place Incheon Shinhan Bank (7 wins, 15 losses) to one game,

increasing their chances of advancing to the semifinals of the playoffs (PO).

On the other hand, BNK fell into a swamp of 10 consecutive losses,

putting to shame their achievement of advancing to the championship game last season.

BNK (4 wins, 19 losses) is in last place, three and a half games behind 5th place Shinhan Bank.

BNK, which had been dragged throughout the game,

succeeded in tying the score at 65-65 with Jinan’s score 3 minutes and 51 seconds before the end of the fourth quarter.

However, they immediately gave up a mid-range shot to Jeong Ye-rim,

pulling them back to a 2-point lead, and were unable to turn the game around as they were unable to score for about 3 minutes.

In Hana One Q, veteran Kim Jong-un led the way in victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds.

Kim Jong-un, who played his part not only in the bottom of the goal but also on the outskirts by hitting three 3-point shots,

also played a big role in defense by blocking the opponent’s players in the line between Jinan and Kim Hanbyeol.

Shin Ji-hyun added 11 points and 9 rebounds, and Yang In-young added 10 points and 7 rebounds.

However, just before the end of the game,

Hana One Q suffered bad news when Jeong Ye-rim complained of pain and fell on the court when Ahn Hye-ji committed a foul.

Jeong Ye-rim, who was unable to stand up on her own, left the court on a stretcher.

In BNK, Jinan played hard with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

For BNK, it was painful that the outer artillery was broken.

He attempted 21 3-pointers, but hit the rim only four times.

Starting point guard Ahn Hye-ji threw six 3-pointers, but all of them missed the rim.

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