I actually think that it's a great move. For the next couple of years I see Toronto in the #6-#10 range of the Eastern conference. So the pick is a low lottery one or keeps getting deferred. And we've protected ourselves in the Wiggins scenario. There is no way that the Raptors will be as bad as some of the gutted teams (including Houston) in the near future.
I feel bi-polar yesterday I hated Brian Colangelo and was depressed about the lack of offseason action, but now I feel great!
Lowry was always my choice at PG 14/6.6/5 wicked numbers, plus he is considered one of the best defensive PG's in the league. The PG was arguably our weakest position defensively, I see Casey's vision coming to life.
Plus surely Calderon will be traded now, and hopefully that brings in something good. I would rather see us give up Kleiza than JJ though at the SF, also I see Ed Davis being packaged off somewhere as well.
If it happens for Iggy ... wow.
Wanna know why Colangelo is a genius.
If the Raps don't make the playoffs, his contract isn't renewed and his replacement is stuck -1 1st round draft pick.
Love it, and at a better value than if we traded our #8 pick. and his contract is unreal, still leaves room for a major trade to get a good SF...or...dare I say, best case scenario, Paul George?
What is houston thinking?? LOL they had two young PGs break out in the same year and they let them go for peanuts!
Also, Lowry is better then Linsanity. Just saying
PG: Lowry/Calderon or Bayless/Uzoh
I'm already excited!
Note: Personally I would rather see Calderon than Bayless in Raptors uniform next year because Calderon fits the structure of being a 'Pass First' PG. He will definitely makes our second unit that much better.
Last edited by G00DF3LLA5; Thu Jul 5th, 2012 at 05:29 PM.
With respect to what happens after 5 years:
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
No. Get the pick as is in 6th season. RT @PaulHope29: @Jonathan_Feigen So if Toronto makes playoffs next 5 years, Houston gets nothing?
- Houston gets Toronto's pick if it falls in the #4-14 pick range
2014 & 2015
- Houston gets Toronto's pick if it falls in the #3-14 pick range
2016 & 2017
- Houston gets Toronto's pick if it falls in the #2-14 pick range
- Houston gets Toronto's pick, without any protection
Ya you either should hope for us to be awesome for at least 6 years in a row, or miss the playoffs in a year with a bad draft.
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