Monky15 wrote:Toronto should of paid it forward. Memphis traded Marc Gasol to a winning situation partially as a thanks for his dedication to the Grizz. I'm sure their fans would of been plenty happy to keep him but wished him the best. Toronto should of done the same to Lowry and kept paying it forward.
You make it sound like Memphis traded Marc for warm fuzzies and a bag of hammers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Memphis received Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2nd round pick. Valanciunas is a starting center with a 23.9 PER. Memphis also traded Marc out of the conference to avoid strengthening a conference rival.
Looking at the reported offers for Lowry, there is no one close to a 23.9 PER ranking being offered in return that Memphis got for Marc. Memphis got a starter that currently has the highest PER on the team. The players Philly and Miami reportedly offered were scrub role players who couldn't crack a starting line up for other than injury replacement.
Raps fans would have wished Lowry the best had he been traded, but would have crucified Raps management had they accepted a bag of hammers in return. Denver maybe should have offered Harris, Hampton and the 2025 1st they sent for Gordon to Raps for Lowry. That would be a pay-it-forward move - a win win for both teams.