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Old 02-25-2015, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 2: The Temple of Doom

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16. Kyle Lowry
15. Damian Lillard

A fun “Which team says no faster?” Trade Value argument: Lowry for Lillard! Let’s break it down:

Lowry: Turns 29 in March; bargain contract (four years, $48 million); elite defender; above-average creator and rebounder; slumping on 3s this season (32.1 percent); has a slightly higher game-to-game ceiling; the second-most intimidating on-the-court point guard after CP3; formerly moody/abrasive/brooding, now mostly cheery/supportive/intense; helping to carry the torch for the Tougher-Than-Tough Philly Basketball Legacy; beloved in T-Dot.

Lillard: Turns 25 in July; eligible for a max extension this summer; lousy defender who gets hidden away from any elite point guard; slumping on 3s this season (just 33.8 percent); a world-class heat-check guy and a world-class biggest-shot-of-the-game guy; chiller than chill; carrying the torch for the sneaky-delightful Oakland Point Guard Legacy; beloved in Rip City.

The Verdict: Both teams say no … but Toronto mulls over the deal for 0.23 seconds more only because of the four-year age difference and Lillard’s remarkable freestyle with Sway. Jesus! Was this the greatest rap-related moment in NBA history? I have it ranked 134 spots higher than Kobe and Tyra Banks.
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Add everything up and Lillard is slightly more untradable … but if I were trying to win a 2015 playoff series only, I think I’d rather have Kyle Lowry right now. (LINK COMING FOR THE 678-POST THREAD ON BLAZERS EDGE CALLING ME A JACKASS AND URGING ME TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT MYSELF FOR PICKING LOWRY OVER LILLARD IN A SEVEN-GAME SERIES — STAY TUNED.)
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As much as a love Lowry....Lillard for age and plus the Raptors need someone who can be clutch in final minutes.
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I think that you'd have to take Lillard now, in the future, and in a 7 game series given how he played in last years playoffs. I love Lowry, but Lillard is cold blooded especially in crunch time, though you'd obviously need to have one of your swingmen guard the top PGs and hide him on defence as of now, as Simmons alluded to.
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Lillard only because he is younger, can get better and would grow with our young core. Lowry is pretty much in his prime and will likely going to start declining when DD, JV, Ross are peaking.
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lillard has better shot creation than lowry at this moment and is more athletic. lowry has intangibles and the toughness, I like both
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As much as a love Lowry....Lillard for age and plus the Raptors need someone who can be clutch in final minutes.
Have to agree with this

Still love Lowry though
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I respect Lowry's game, but I'm definitely taking Lillard on this one.
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I could easily take a fully healthy Lowry, just for the fight in him. Problem is that the fight tends to get him banged up, and then he fights himself too much. Ultimately the age difference and room for growth is the deciding factor.
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Even i would take Lillard, but im happy we have Lowry.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Lillard is not a lousy defender. In fact, Lillard is averaging more blocks and steals this season then Wesley Matthews, who is labeled as a tough and rugged defender.

What it is, is there's a lot of tough point guards in this league. They get paid to make you look bad.
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Lillard is not a lousy defender. In fact, Lillard is averaging more blocks and steals this season then Wesley Matthews, who is labeled as a tough and rugged defender.

What it is, is there's a lot of tough point guards in this league. They get paid to make you look bad.
Come on man. You and I both know that Lillard is a bad defender and he's picked on exclusively game to game. Blocks and steals have never been a good indicator of a players defensive prowess, especially in this case, since Matthews is a much better defensive player than Lillard
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also, lilard gets the easier assignment - mattews is the one guarding the top dog ...
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