Originally Posted by moremilk
as for the draft pick we would get for Jose, keep in mind that only playoff teams would be interested in a veteran PG, and they won't have high picks. The pool of available trade candidates is pretty shallow: LA, Dallas, Orlando, Portland. From non-playoff teams, maybe Sacramento could show some interest, since they're desperate to get some momentum. While Jose would be an upgrade in a few other places (Miami, Atlanta, Indiana), the difference is not big enough to compensate the huge salary discrepancy.
See, this is what happens when you actually start to analyze what's possible instead of blindly saying "trade Jose while the stock is high". Not that you personally ever said that - it's just really frustrating to me that some seem to think that a great deal for Jose is waiting for the Raptors
to pick up the phone.
Yes, we could probably trade Jose for a late first rounded and an expiring contract to one of the playoffs-bound teams. Would anyone consider this a good deal, other than for the purposes of pure tanking this season, and, likely, the next one as well?