Originally Posted by carp
I think it's about getting a better big man which they've missed for years. Lowry is by no means irreplaceable.
Lowry's avging 15/5/8 + 2 stls so far this season. Those are very good numbers for a PG. He's also one of the league's best defenders at the position and is only in his 5th season. He's not irreplaceable.... but it's a clear downgrade at the position unless you're getting an all-star PG in return. And in today's perimeter-oriented league I'd value Lowry more than Gasol TBH.