Who brings more as far as improving the team goes can be debated with both sides having legit arguments. What can't be debated
is that Nash would have been hyped to the casual fan [who doesn't post here] and they may have sold out the season.
There could be something to the angle that plan B was preferred by Colangelo and Company. A chance of winning and closer to his kids may have been trumped by the ego stroke that comes with a superstar pay cheque. $12,000,000. a year doesn't do that.
Jose has represented the soul of this team (beyond his dedication). Like the Raptors, that soul has been kicked around, shown little respect, been through so many ups and downs ... yet keeps on going - however difficult the path has been.
plan b is better if lowry stays more then 2 years to me
I'm not a fan of giving up all those parts for iggy. He's not even a pure 3
I think its interesting that almost no one talks about the first rounder that we had to give up to get Lowry. Thats a steep price and the key difference between the Nash and Lowry options. On their own, for sure, Lowry is a better option (even taking into account that we only have him for two years).
For all the people who have been trumpting building through the draft and doing it the right way .. Im amazed at how many people have just kissed goodbye a HUGE asset in the first round draft pick without really missing a beat. On balance, im ok with giving up the pick because Lowry is good and his contract is great .. but make no mistake .. giving up that pick was a HUGE HUGE asset to give up
A top 5 pick is a huge deal. A 14th pick, not so much.
the protections are pretty good. if the moves don't help us as much as bc thinks and we still suck we keep the pick. and then if we do really well the pick is still ours. so it should be either late lottery or just after lottery. which isn't such a strong placing anyway. technically even if we just barely get in the lottery and win 1st 2nd or 3rd this pick is still ours.
it was a good trade for us.
agreed to some extent .. although for young rebuilding teams, all draft picks are helpful. And if the pick was top 7 or top 5 protected Id be much less fussed .. but the thought of potentially losing a top 5 pick makes me sick (despite how relatively remote the chances might be)
And, as to the protections .. I would say they are ok at best. Top 7 or top 5 projected would be much, much better. There are a number of scenarios (whether they be injury, ping pong ball or trade related) where we could end up with a top 5 or top 7 type pick and lose it. I wouldnt say they are likely .. but certainly possible.
Anyways .. not being a total pessimist here, just saying we shouldnt sweep the pick under the rug like its nothing ..