Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour
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.
With a S+T you're just making things ridiculously harder on yourself. Have to find a team that needs that PG, have to be able to do the s+t, have to hope that the team has anything, and I mean anything to give up, even a top 55 protected pick. Have to make sure that all the finances and logistics work out. Deal before or at the deadline, OR extend.