Vasquez is certainly serviceable. A very good backup or average starter who excels as a pass-first PG so a team could really want him for fit reasons. Patterson is young, cheap, and while average or below average as a PF, he brings that youth, a cheap contract, a jumper and a good attitude. Salmons is a wildcard. If he plays well in Toronto there could be interest, since he's one of those guys that always tends to play better after getting traded. Hayes is probably the most useless and undesirable because his contract is fairly big for a limited F/C with poor height.
Now those guys may need to be packaged as well, but as smaller pieces that might be more useful, it may give you more opportunity to make changes while hanging on to the pieces you really want. Getting CV and Stuckey would be the Utah route (Jefferson/Biedrins)...The obvious tank route of "we don't care if guys on our roster have little-to-no on-court value and nobody else wants them because we're trying to suck as much as possible."
SG - Love DeMar, but he is a deeply flawed player. Great that he's shooting better but the rest of the numbers across the board are weak. Most importantly unless you have an elite level SF which is rare, you absolutely MUST have a SG that can handle the ball and create. If you don't it's way too easy to force the ball out of Lowry's hands and your ofense is dead at that point.
PF - We need someone worthy of being a starter at that position
SF - If DeMar is the future at SG, then you absolutely have to have an elite level SF whom can create and handle the ball
No, but it's not unfair to assume that if you tank this year you will just be plain BAD next year. If you gut your team to get a high draft pick it will take more than 1 year to fix that.I like how people assume "if" we tank this year that will tank next year as well. Masai doesn't strike me as that patient. Seeing that we're not sure that we're taking this year. We should make assumptions about the next.
2. Taking a quick glance at the teams out there whom would offer Lowry a starting PG spot as well as market value? Maybe the Lakers if they waive Nash, or he isn't able to return from injury. But they are so over the cap that they aren't going to offer Lowry anything near market value. I think Toronto is in a great position to low ball Lowry because they can offer him a starting spot, and have the cap space.
I think KL's demands will likely start at $10M which would be a Top 10 PG salary. He likely signs for somewhere between $8.5M -$9.5M which is probably too much for a rebuilding team to give a 28 yr old scoring PG.
Agree. $10M is too much for Lowry. I think the ace in Toronto's pocket when/if they negotiate with him is the ability to offer a starting role. He is not likely to find another team in free agency where he can be a starter.
I'd offer Lowry 3.5 for 3 years.
He can walk otherwise
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