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Old 12-27-2012, 06:19 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Sorry MVP.... but letting Lowry go and then PRAYING that we land Wiggins is NOT "vision". It's insanity.

You may as well buy $100 in lotto tickets, quit your job and hope that you win.
It's not necessarily about Wiggins. We'd get assets for Lowry. For example the trade everyone seems to agree fits the best is dealing him to Utah for their 1st and GSW's 1st. That gives us two draft picks, in the 14-23ish range. We can either get 2 talented players with those picks or combine them, maybe even with Davis, to get a top 10 pick and a player to add to our core. Secondly, the 2014 draft is not about Wiggins. The Wiggins high school class is being considered as potentially legendary and once a decade caliber like 2003. Jabari Parker is considered a superstar prospect, both Harrison twins, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Kasey Hill are all being looked at as star talents. Also IMO Mario Hezonja is the best Euro prospect since Pau Gasol. It's a loaded class and anybody picking top 5 or 6 likely has multiple star talents on the board.

Then the difference between maxing out Lowry and trading him is significant in terms of cap flexibility going forward, which we badly need with all the bad contracts BC will have left us with on his way out the door

I actually think the whole 'Tank and pray' strategy is overrated and the lack of it has been a red herring for our lack of success. What it really comes down to IMO is using all assets efficiently. Part of that is hitting on high draft picks, but it also includes using capspace effectively, which we've shown no idea how to, trading players at the right time when their value is high before it plummets, etc. If we don't trade Lowry his trade value evaporates for us within 2 years. Either he'll be on an undeserved, maybe unmoveable max contract or he'll have left in UFA. The team is better served trading him early IMO
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