Morris_Shatford wrote:My what will soon be very unpopular take on a Lowry S&T;
To make this work you need to burn essentially any cap space we may have in order to take on salary for next season from the team that wants him all for the privilege of a FRP years away or a prospect of varying quality.
The time to have done him a favour was the trade deadline, he gets to go and win somewhere, we are free of all non-prospect salary commitments by July 1st as all the rumoured names are now expired, new team gets his bird rights and can pay him whatever the heck he wants and off you go. For whatever reason, we didnt do that.
Blowing off the rest of this season to do a favour for the GROAT is fine;
But I am not overly motivated to S&T Lowry at the expense of any cap flexibility this summer and to watch the corpses of expiring contracts sit at the end of the bench or taking playing time away from guys who need playing time.
I wouldn't swap even a 1% chance at securing a guy like Richaun Holmes just so that we can "good guys" and accommodate Lowry this summer;
If he wants to stay and its something the management team wants to do... fine but to take on some of the expiring junk and a middling asset we would likely need to take on just so he can get paid what he wants by another team is a non-starter for me.
Losing him for nothing will suck, but its where we are.
/Activate Flame Shield.
Well, personally I think that makes a lot of sense. It's one thing to punt on a lost season like this one, but assuming we're back in TO next year I doubt they'd make any sort of move that would get in the way of competing next season. So yeah, S&T Kyle for a couple scrubs and a pick is not going to happen. If, for example, there's an opportunity to get a young player who can help us now (let's just say Tyler Herro for fun, but that ship has clearly sailed), then I think it would totally consider it.
But realistically, I don't see it happening. The Oladipo to Miami trade had the benefit of appeasing the fans/stars of Miami that they're improving the team, while still keeping the cap room open for Kyle in the summer.
My guess is that Kyle plays out this season, continues to be a great vet leader, while taking games off when he's sore and probably drawing a few less charges - and then heads of to Miami in the summer (unless Vic is great there). My guess is that it's not a super flashy summer for us, but we do fill in the gaps and bring back a more complete roster next year, along with a re-signed GTJ, and our lotto pick.