http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Eric-Bledsoe-5786/) gives him a standing reach of 8'2 which is the same as Derrick Rose's. Plus he's an absolute freak athlete.
Lets say ab/dd turns in to Bledsoe and butler.
What would you think if they turn around and send Lowry/butler/2014 pick top 3 protected to Philly for evan turner and Thaddeus young?
Espn is reporting that the raptors are interested Eric bledsoe with derozan being the main piece of the deal. Would you do this trade?
According to multiple sources raptors are shopping bargnani and derozan for bledsoe + fillers. Orlando is also after bledsoe, link is below:
How about this trade:
Raptors get: Bledsoe, Afflalo, Butler
Clippers get: Derozan, Bargnani
Magic get: Lowry
Why raptors do it: Because lowry and casey haven't gotten along, bledsoe is younger and has a higher upside potentially, is a good defender and distributes the ball well. They also get 2 very good defending wings that can shoot the three to stretch the defense out, which is what we need. We could amnesty Kleiza immediately after this.
Clippers do it: Because they get a quality SG with upside in derozan, and get a stretch 4 which is what they needed. They also get to dump Butler's contract on us, essentially swapping bargnani's contract for butlers. On trade machine they still have derozan's contract at 3 million, clippers might need to add some fillers for this to work.
Magic do it: They are obviously looking for a high quality PG, Lowry fits the mold. Also Afflalo's contract isnt the best.
This would dramatically change the face of our line up and is an intriguing trade, my question to you guys is: Would you do this? Does this make us better?
I think with the acquisition, of Gay, the potential upside of Butler and improved 3 pt shooting and defense on our wings, we wouldn't do too bad on this.
Raptors Are Stacked. Say NO to the tank.
"Defense wins championships."
Lowry & DeRozan are better than Bledsoe. He has no shot and his basketbal IQ is meh! Wouldn't do it for him. DeRozan can be traded but not for Bledsoe IMO.
Also bledsoe shot almost 40% from 3pt range last year according to:
"Defense wins championships."
Either way, Bledsoe provides security, with which I meant long-term security, at the PG position. He's young, and already seems like he's better at the things we got Lowry for...aggressive play, D, getting out in transition. He's one of the few guys I'm ok trading DeMar for....I like DeMar, but getting Gay just completely clouded his future in TO. That said, I am not attached to Gay. I'd happily keep DeMar and trade Gay if he can bring back a major package. ...I'm also ok trading DeMar for Rondo. Lord knows Toronto can at least offer more than Dallas.
The Bledsoe - Demar talent trade off alone would not be something I would want, but if Bargs was a part of this deal then it should be strongly considered. There are other trades that could max the incoming value (a Demar to Utah/Demar to Minni deal possibly) but I dont see another deal where we could get rid of Bargs and add an expiring veteran like Butler along with the young core piece in Bledsoe. Hoping Ujiri only does this deal if we can get rid of Andrea, or else it is really not worth it.
If we did lose Demar like this, could Landry start at the 2 and fit well with Gay? I know it has been talked about before. Obviously shooting would still be an issue, but I think a lineup like that could have some strenghts. Would we need to focus on getting a starter-quality two guard right away? If we could turn Lowry (and maybe another asset like Butler's expiring 8mil) into a decent two way SG (a Danny Green type role player) and a backup PG we could have a solid and more flexible roster.
I see the reasoning and direction behind this trade.
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