Originally Posted by Raptors1995
Building through the draft (Cleveland great example) and acquiring picks would have been nice, but the thing is BC gave up our pick this year. We're just going to be sending OKC a really high draft pick, which is top 3 protected this year and eventually unprotected. My reasoning for acquiring Gasol is twofold: he's a better fit and also a big expiring next year. We have the ability to amnesty Amir in 14 and if we get rid of Fields, will have a lot of cap room to work with in 2014. With DeRozan signed for 14 and Valanciunas and T Ross on their rookie contracts, we could potentially re-sign Lowry and Gasol and still have some room to go after a wing in a free agent class that features: Deng, Iggy, and Granger. We would also be more competitive and give Lowry a reason to re-sign with us.
Okay I see your reasoning, doubt it would pan out that way but it makes sense.