Signing Gay to Keep Lowry?
I don't think I've seen this mentioned before in the forums, and if it has, feel free to delete this thread. Could BC's acquiring of Rudy Gay be a move to keep Lowry?
Lowry's entering free agency in 2014 as a UFA and where he's basically up for grabs. Considering how much of a competitor he is, he might not sit idle on a team that's rebuilding. By getting Rudy (and I'm sure any additional key player will be acquired by deadline), BC is basically saying we're moving beyond rebuilding and looking to actually make a legit run at the playoffs. So come free agency, we might be able to sign Lowry onto a reasonable contract and not over pay because a) We're a competitive team and not some bottom feeder and b) Lowry is buddies with Gay.
I know RR fans are divided on Lowry as starting PG, but the fact of the matter is he's better than a majority of the PGs in the league. Considering what was invested to acquire Lowry, it would make sense for BC to try to keep him. And signing Gay is BC's first step in this direction. Because let's face it, we're not bad enough this year to acquire a top notch lottery pick, and even if we did, relying on the draft is always a gamble (i.e. bargs). This year's FA would be the same as any other, no one would want to sign with raps given what we currently have (before the rudy trade) and we would probably end up overpaying if we did get someone.