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    Default Here's a question.

    Put on your imagination goggles and consider this:

    The Nash in LA situation blows up in their faces, and both parties realize they've made a terrible mistake. The trade deadline is fast approaching. If Jose is still here, do you do the old switcheroo? LA would be motivated by the expiring contract, and Toronto, well, we all know why the Raps wanted him.

    Personally, I think absolutely not, since we've got Lowry, but this was posed to me at work today.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote KHD wrote: View Post
    Put on your imagination goggles and consider this:

    The Nash in LA situation blows up in their faces, and both parties realize they've made a terrible mistake. The trade deadline is fast approaching. If Jose is still here, do you do the old switcheroo? LA would be motivated by the expiring contract, and Toronto, well, we all know why the Raps wanted him.

    Personally, I think absolutely not, since we've got Lowry, but this was posed to me at work today.

    Thoughts?
    The Ship! She has sailed!

    Lowry will be in the conversation for the all-star team next year.

    I would love to have Jose as a backup PG, but do you really see Jose playing 16 minutes a game? He will be traded sooner rather than later. I can't see either Lowry or Calderon playing more than spot minutes at off guard, so there's only 48 minutes of time at PG and Lowry will be playing at least 32 of them.

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    Quote Quirk wrote: View Post
    The Ship! She has sailed!

    Lowry will be in the conversation for the all-star team next year.

    I would love to have Jose as a backup PG, but do you really see Jose playing 16 minutes a game? He will be traded sooner rather than later. I can't see either Lowry or Calderon playing more than spot minutes at off guard, so there's only 48 minutes of time at PG and Lowry will be playing at least 32 of them.
    Yep, my thoughts exactly.

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    Spurn me once shame on you spurn me twice, your probably my ex...spurn me three times...where am I going with this?


    Oh and hell no....Lowry = Alpha now... so let go to the Heat instead.

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    I'd still take Nash if he was willing to come to Toronto even in a trade... Lowry is a good player, but Nash is a difference maker and not just on the court.

    As for Lowry being an all-star.. there is lots of competition out east for that. He'll have to battle the likes or Rose, Rondo, DWill, Wade, Joe Johnson, Ellis, Jennings, Lin, Irving, Wall, Holiday. It's possible, but not easy. I think Bargnani has a better chance, since he'd have less competition.

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    short answer: hell no. We tried, now best of luck to LA and Nash. We're taking a better route.

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    If a championship calibre team doesn't want him, what would Toronto want him for? No way that trade would happen. That'd be the equivalent to Toronto saying "Hey, we'll take anything. We're overcompensating and have no back-bone."

    Unless Bynum is part of the deal, it would never be accepted by Toronto and BC would never dare to rattle the rabid fan base like that.
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    Quote 10 000 Hours wrote: View Post
    If a championship caliber team doesn't want him, what would Toronto want him for? No way that trade would happen. That'd be the equivalent to Toronto saying "Hey, we'll take anything. We're overcompensating and have no back-bone."

    Unless Bynum is part of the deal, it would never be accepted by Toronto and BC would never dare to rattle the rabid fan base like that.
    Because he's not a good fit? Only 12% of the Lakers offence was pick n roll last season. Nash runs the hell out of it, so it's going to be a huge change that the players may not be able to adjust to. Nash needs the ball in his hands and there is no guarantee that Kobe will be able to play off of Nash in those situations. Plus Nash is a downgrade defensively from Sessions, imo. This could end up blowing up in LA's face if players can't adjust to how Nash runs offence.

    As far as why would Toronto want him, he would be a good fit in our pick n roll heavy offence with JV, Amir, and Bargs. He'll have plenty of spot up shooters like in Phoenix with Bargs, Kleiza, and Ross.

    There's no question in my mind Nash "fits" better in Toronto, but with talent alone the Lakers will win more games and that's what it