c3luong wrote:OhCanada1091 wrote:Saciid11 wrote:Sacramento is the best trading partner and most realistic trade for Pascal.
Pascal + filler for Fox
Pascal for Buddy Hield+ Bagley + Davion Mitchell + future 1rd pick ...
Why would you trade Pascal? I don't understand why people think thats a good deal...none of those players are btter than Siakam and its very unlikely any of them would be in the future. So why trade away an allstar who wants to be in Toronto, the best player in the package for a bunch of players who create a logjam in our roster?
Not to mention the offer is probably just Hield and Bagley.
Fox has a decent chance of getting better than Siakam.
(He probably also has a decent chance of never getting there - will depend if he ever decides to start playing defense)
Why the **** would we want Fox?
You wanna pay 40M to a PG who will never take you the the championship, handicap your salary cap and literally offer terrible value at the most abundant position in the league?
Everyone gets suckered by these high scoring athletic PGs just like these sucker franchises do. I expect the Raptors to always, barring a outlier talent, always go for value at PG. When it's possible to get guys like Fred in the 2nd or undrafted, I would never, ever want to invest a high pick or a max deal into a PG.
Go find a list of the best PGs in the NBA - tell me how many have a title. I'll wait. Better yet, tell me how many have a title that don't involve Steph Curry or Lebron.
Meanwhile Siakam is an All-NBA level player who can be an elite scorer and defender at a position where there are literally 5 guys who are elite at the positions (AD, Giannis, Zion, PS, Dray + Sabonis IMO).
Pascal will not be traded for anything other than a GSW type package of multiple first round players, multiple first round picks, or a real blue chip prospect on a rookie scale deal.
FOR **** SAKE, Vucevic got traded for Wendell Carter, 2 1sts and a 30M expiring. Vucevic...
Hield is making 20M a year for the next 3 years for the same role as Trent, while being smaller and 6 years older. Get outta here.
Bagley - worst defensive rating in the league this year - RFA, 240 pound PF who's about to get overpaid? No thanks. I'd rather give Precious 10 times less money.
Davion - awesome, but I'm not giving a star player for him. I don't care how **** great he is or how excellent his defence is, elite defenders who are 6'4 and under are, IMO, notably less valuable and desirable then ones 6'7+.
Come talk to me when he's already one of the best pound for pound defenders in the league like Fred is.