i DID change it!
i DID change it!
it'd be really cool if the raptors changed their unis so i could buy a Lowry joint
MLSE saw Nash like the Knicks and Rockets see Lin. It's just a giant dollar sign attached to a player.
12 mil a year is nothing for a guy that'll bring in 30 a year in revenue.
Once again I have to say, ecstatic that we ended up with Lowry over Nash. If it backfires and Nash wins a title, Lowry fights with Casey and our pick turns out to be Wiggins I'll still stand by this deal. It was the right one to make for the team.
Perfect scenario. We make the playoffs and draft Kabongo, we got 2 Pg's of the future
we traded for a guy hp shoots 40%? ***
I do not understand what other option would have been better then this? Keeping Calderon as the soul point guard?
There are a select number of posters who complain about everything - irregardless of facts or circumstances.
*EDIT* To be fair, there are a select number of posters who praise everything - irregardless of facts or circumstances.
Personally, I do not see how this move can be viewed negative. The Raptors just threw a pitbull in the mix with a bunch of cocker spaniels. In the words of Gregg Popovich: I want some NASTY.
Really like the Lowry trade...it also helps our three point shooting as well as making up for the Bargnani rebounding.
The biggest reason I support this trade is the fact that we just landed ourselves someone who can actually break his man down off the dribble & get into the teeth of the defense.
Add in the fact that the guy is can guard, rebound, hit the 3 & pass = a well-rounded point guard that fits the new age mold.
Not sure what happens after this. I doubt this is the last move BC has in mind. We'll see. But Lowry is pretty good to me.
*My only concern, because I just have to, is the idea of Lowry being 26 & 6'0''. Smaller guard? He has a good 5 years of prime time, but I'm concerned that he will age rather ugly. He does rely on speed, being a smaller guard. Food for thought.
I would love to see the end results of both divergent paths.
I wonder if we over estimate the "nash factor" for drawing in free agents and making us respectable. The suns werent really talked about that much all year other than at all star break when Nash got a lifetime achievement award (as chuck put it) all star bid and the end of the year when they were in that playoff hunt. Nash also left the suns with a no name roster. The only thing that was constantly mentioned is that he took a group of nobodies just short of the playoffs and he should leave and get a ring.
In retrospect I was mad hyped. If this was when he signed last and he was younger and we had carter it would have made 10000x more sense.
Guilty as charged!
Although in my defense, the spell check on my Mac did not put a red squiggle under like rumour.Quote:
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PERFECT CASE IN POINT.
Derrick Rose - ACL tear - he will never be the same player and will have to work relentlessly in order to get anywhere close to where he was
Iman Shumpert - ACL tear - defensive specialist, used his explosive speed to stay in front of people. Will need to play a lot smarter in order to keep his career going
Ricky Rubio - ACL tear - will be just fine. He plays smart calculated low impact basketball. Pick N Roll...Pick N Pop...etc... He will get back into form MUCH quicker than the other two.
PART 2 - players adding muscle to their frames can be detrimental.
CASE IN POINT
Anthony Davis has a very wide frame and could support a lot more muscle that he has.
Larry Sanders has a very slight frame. Excess muscle will wear on his joints, and impact his long term career.
Karl Malone had the perfect PF frame and was strong as an OX. Dennis Rodman could not have supported the bulk.
Being 6ft Lowry should focus on strength and endurance. No need for him to get any bigger. Being a smaller guard he has the potential to play well into his thirties at a high level
I'm looking forward to seeing how this move effects Bargnani, Derozan and this team's apparent lack of defence. In the same way that Nash would have made some guys look a lot better on offence with his exceptional passing, I think Lowry has the potential to make guys look a lot better on defence.
We're finally going to have a starting point guard who keeps his man in front of him. The defence wont break down as often, guys wont be swinging into bad situations to help as often, and our players will have the chance to guard their check man to man (didn't I read a study once that Bargnani is a great man to man defender??)
What I really like about this deal is we gave up so little, maybe less than we'd have given Phoenix to get Nash. Also, a far small investment. Still, I think Nash's attitude, experience and passing ability gives him the slight edge despite the cost.