JB7 wrote:As long as Philly remains at the top of the conference, the less likely they deal for Lowry.
Lowry's deal is too large for them to fit in the required number of players to match, without depleting their bench.
Plus, they can just sign him in the off-season to the MLE, without giving up any assets. Plus, if they traded for him, they would probably have to pay him more than the MLE, as they would have his bird rights.
Still think the deal that is waiting for the Raps with Lowry is with GSW (Lowry, McCaw & Davis for Wiggins, Chriss and a pick - probably not the Minny pick though). GSW saves a ton of money next year with Lowry's expiring deal (salary plus tax implications), plus they get a solid second option for this year.
They will include the Minny pick, along with our 2nd round pick. They probably don't want to add salary next year anyway.
Meanwhile, Wiggins does not give enough offense to be the 2nd scoring option for his big salary, and we are giving them an expiring to get below the tax the year after.
I don't think we are giving them McCaw / Davis, they have enough guards as well.