Originally Posted by LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!!
Why take the risk of a S+T at all? When he's a UFA he won't owe this franchise anything. He'll be dealt as opposed to losing him for nothing. The other option is extending him. S+Ts rarely net anything of value and are risky.
If MU is looking for some expiring contracts and a future first-round pick for Lowry now, he'll likely be able to net that in a S&T scenario. There are also only a few teams that have a PG hole and the cap space next year to sign Lowry outright.