“It’s about winning,” Stoudemire said. “You win, you’re going to get on national TV. Simple. In Phoenix, we won — Western Conference finals three, four years, playoffs every year. We won. If you don’t win, nobody really wants to see you.”
I'm not saying he shouldn't trust his teammates, but I can see where he's coming from if he doesn't. We'll see what he comes back into the lineup like, if he starts playing with the guys and we continue to play well, we might still find out he's a better fit than calderon.
and who are we going to trade for: Granger? ughhh. No one on this team is going to get back a mind blowing player that is a two way player unless they are getting paid $$$$ and we are the suckers who can take on that contract that will be another hindrance to this franchise.
I'm not sold on Lowry as being our 'PG of the future' but I'm also not saying he isn't yet. But at 9-19, you should be listening to all offers, and no one should be considered unmovable.
But there should be demand for the 2 PGs in some respect, so we should be able to get some value back for one of them through trade. Either with addition by subtraction (taking one of our bad contracts in return Bargnani, Fields, Kleiza), or future assets like picks, or a desperately lacking specialist (I think we could use some kind of 3 point shooter out there given Bargnani's regression, Ross being a rook etc, but not from the freaking 4-5 spot!).
why do you want bad contracts? right now we have talent hindrance (i.e. not enough) vs financial hindrance later in the future. for the target of a .500 record? we have to go like 32-21 to get to .500 again.
Why do they have to trade either of them? Didn't Calderon express interest in staying, have him resign on the cheap and continue his underrated tenure with Toronto. Its an emotional thing to do, but some players just mean that much to a franchise.
You definitely dont move Lowry because you just traded your lotto pick for him and havent even given him a decent home stand to learn the team, at the very least you hold onto him knowing his value is at an all-time low right now.
The only reason I would move either of those 2 would be to get rid of Bargnani. Last years defensive improvements have vanished, it seems the team overachieved on that end so its back to finding defensive talent.
Only way they move Lowry is if an elite SF is available, Gay or Granger come to mind.
the only benefit, as I've said before, is that we know our season's a wash early, so we have more time to pick and choose the best deals in trades for whatever assets we have.
I don't want bad contracts, I want rid of our bad ones. If we can't net a franchise player, or a game changing player, then we should at least maintain the ability to utilize one should we find one later. We're not contenders, but we should at least be in a position to become one as quickly as possible should the right situation come about.
We need a 3. We need another distributor if we keep Lowry because he isn't going to keep guys like Amir or Ed, or Jonas involved. We need a guy who can stretch the floor without playing it out of position. We have needs, and I'm not at all dissatisfied if it comes through a multi-player deal.
THE only reason lowry and the raptors even interest me are because i have lowry on my fantasy team and i need him to go out and be selfish for me. i dont care if toronto wins
I'd trade Felton and Novak right now for Gray and Lowry. Well not now. Jan 15th.
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