Originally Posted by Raptors1995
Good centres are hard to come by. They don't come by often. Trading Valanciunas for someone like DeRozan for example wouldn't be wise. But for someone to say that you wouldn't trade Valanciunas right now for Harden, that's just insane. With Harden we would have someone who can score, create his own shoot, good first step, playmaker, rebounder, good defense, gets to the line, can run a final play for etc
With Lowry and Harden our backcourt would be solidified.
If they wanted Jose and Valanciunas for James Harden, we should have done it.
Drummond (Drafted Drummond over Ross)
Bargnani wouldn't have the pressure to be the go to guy and could relax. We could trade him if we liked. I would trade DeRozan for a more natural 3 guy.
and you're relying on less youth as well... I'm surprised this didn't go down... but they love JV and Casey also fell in love with Ross as well..... I could see Ross being similar to Harden... Harden struggled coming out as a polished collegiate player too.... but in terms of this team, we needed more now.... as we're seeing the collapse in full as a result of not making enough moves....