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    Toronto Raptors looking to acquire draft pick

    The Toronto Raptors can get into the draft in two different ways: buying a pick for cash or trading a player (or multiple players) for one. Several teams are looking to get out of the draft because the draft class is considered weak by NBA talent evaluators.

    Portland Trail Blazers (10th), Dallas Mavericks (13th) and Atlanta Hawks (17th, 18th) are all open to moving their picks. There is also a lot of trade talk regarding surrounding the first (Cleveland Cavaliers), second (Orlando Magic) and third (Washington Wizards) picks of the draft, but it isn’t likely the Raptors land any of those picks unless they are giving up a significant asset in return.

    It is not known who the Raptors are targeting in the draft, but the point guard position could potentially be a need going into next season. Kyle Lowry’s first season in Toronto was a disappointment and he is entering the final year of his deal ($6.2 million). They recently let go one of his biggest backers in Alvin Williams and there is no guarantee that he stays in Toronto after next season.

    It doesn’t make sense for the organization to lock in Lowry into a long-term deal because they are barely a lower-seed playoff team in the Eastern Conference. The team has to evaluate his trade value and consider all possible trade scenarios.

    A team like the Utah Jazz (currently holds the 14th pick) has no point guards under contract and would be a very good fit for Lowry. It would allow the Raptors to get some value back for Lowry instead of potentially losing him for nothing. He likely won’t have a lot of value as a rental during the trade deadline, so a good time to make a move might be during the draft.
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    trading Lowry for a mid-round pick in a crap draft is dumb. who'd replace him then?


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    I think that article is reaching just a bit. Doesn't make sense to deal Lowry now for a mid 1st round pick, might as well wait until the deadline and try to get a pick in the more stacked 2014 draft.
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    Only if DoMeFavours comes back here.

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    Millsap and the pick for Lowry+

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    Getting a pick is always good, rather they use it to target a more important position then the pg though.

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    Doesn't this always come up with every draft? Maybe Masai wants as many as the bad players this year, start all of them, and get a top pick in the 2014 draft.
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    Then we end up with no point guard.

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    There's some gems to be had in the draft for sure. I really hope we're able to snag one.

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    Trading the 11th pick for a full year of Lowry only to trade him again for a pick later in the same draft is a illogical suggestion by the article


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    i am all for trading Lowry if we can get a good pick or a good player back but why trade our starting pg when we don't even have a backup pg at this point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagles4Lyfe View Post
    Trading the 11th pick for a full year of Lowry only to trade him again for a pick later in the same draft is a illogical suggestion by the article
    I highly doubt Lowry gets traded at this point. It doesn't make sense. My question is do we have a scouting staff in place? Did they work out any players?

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    Raptor's are not going to trade the 12 pick for Lowry, only to flip him for the 14th.

    They said the trade would be be on Thursday, draft day. Dallas #13 would make sense under the time restraint as they owe a future pick for Odom & can't trade the 2013 pick until the draft.

    According to Ford insider - Philly is trying to acquire the Mavs 13th pick, despite owning the 11th.

    Philly fan rumour had them looking to acquire a 2nd pick to facilitate a Bargnani/Ross deal for Expirings + (11th or 13th).

    IMO, This deal only falls through if a player Mavs like lands 13, which at this point is unlikely.

    Draft day deal (Bargnani + Ross) for (Hawes, Brown, Allen, #13)

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    so John Lucas would be our only pg

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    at this point in time i see no downside to giving Lowry the reins next year to see what he can do. trading him for a pick in that range makes zero sense to me.
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    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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