It may be best to do nothing unless MU is able to fleece someone.
I really think ujiri knows what he's doing.
We currently have a great starting 5 in place.
We have a ton of flexibility moving forwards even if Lowry is resigned
We have all our draft picks and then some. This is very similar to the situation Houston was in prior to trading for harden, except our team is actually younger and we have one elite prospect on the roster, and another who has demonstrated he can be a starter or great sixth man in this league.
I'm so hyped, this is sick. First time in a long time the raptors have been looking up
If the Raps wait until free agency, how does the stretch provision work? Could they use it on Fields to create more financial space?
How about Milsaps ... We need another star this season ...
Hayes, as part of the trade, cannot be traded in combination with others until closer to the trade deadline. If he is to be traded at the moment, can only be traded on his own.
Secondly, why would Toronto give up a 1st rounder in a deep draft? For a few months of Gasol? To make it to the 2nd round? It's not worth it.
For the sake of adding to the thread...zach randolf?
Secondly, you never know what Ujiri could do with a mid round pick in a deep draft. He got Faried a few years ago. Why give up that chance for Gasol? Cap space? Well, how much of it do the Raptors realistically need? LeBron isn't coming. Neither is Bosh. Most of the free agents this summer are restricted. Maybe there's someone like Stephenson that can be signed but you don't need 40 mil in cap space to sign players like that. The Raptors already have more than enough room to make a good offer to someone like that and probably re-sign Lowry if they choose to.
Lowry, DD, Ross, Zach, Big Val
And you have a guys like Amir coming off the bench.
Do you really think we can not beat Indiana and go to East finals then ??
Do you really think a late 1st round pick in 2014 and 2015 from NY is better than Zach ?
There is so much overreaction right now, it's crazy. We are playing some great ball right now, no doubt, but let's all take a step back for a second and ask ourselves a question: do you really think that this sort of play is sustainable for the rest of the season? The Raptors are really hot right now, but inevitably, we're going to cool off a bit. Overall, I think we're a 42-46 win team, with a real shot of reaching the second round. But beating the Pacers or Heat in a 7 game series, on the road? Next to impossible, and the thoughts of trading basically all our assets for a short-term rental, is ludicrous. Be patient, this team is just starting to gel, the play-off experience will help out for the future, and those assets can be used to help improve the team this summer, and build on what will hopefully be a play-off trip this year.
If you could get Gasol (or insert any other aging once all-star) for just the expiring contracts you might as well do it and see if you can make some noise in the playoffs, but trading a pick is a bad idea.
EDIT: I hate to ruin chemistry by giving up Lowry, and I'd have to see how Rondo is with his ACL injury, and see him in game action before I give up anything for him.
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