Another benefit of this trade is that the Raps will have Lowry's Bird rights. It'll be much easier to sign him to an extension if things work out.
You know what? They may be right.
HOWEVER: you want to talk motivation for the Raptors players?
DC first day of training camp *rolls out tweets stating this*:
"You see that gentlemen? They feel they have a guaranteed lotto pick because you guys suck! How do you feel about that?"
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Toronto has a nice young core: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valančiūnas, Terrence Ross, Ed Davis. Keep an eye on them.
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