The_Hater wrote:XxIronChainzxX wrote:Buzzard wrote:I like him for where he is now in his career. I would give him a top ten but top five all time from the active point guards is really close. I don't think he is outside the top 6 or 7. Secondly, I would not trade any of the young upcoming point guards for him now. Example, I will keep Trae Young for the next ten years vs Lowry for the next two to four easily.
Yeah, but that's because you'd have to be insane to take Lowry for the future. He's 33 turning 34. He'll be lucky to be a rotation player in 4 years, and I think he'd be an HOF guard if DeRozan didn't steal all his deserved credit.
Lowry will likely be retired in 4 years.
I’m not sure Derozan stole that much credit from Lowry, I think the biggest factor working against him is that he was in the league 7-8 years before becoming a true starter and all-star. For years he looked like nothing more than a role player. There are very few NBA careers if any with a similar career arc.
Lowry deserved to be all-NBA 2nd or 3rd team since 2014. That would be a 5 year run of all NBA teams, being the best player on multiple 50-win teams and a 59-win team, and being the 2nd best player on a title team, and is the (at this point) greatest player in a franchise's history. He'd have an ECF berth as the best player, and another ECF and title as the arguable #2. With no other really deserving all NBA teammate. That 5 year peak - with an Olympic gold medal - is IMO a bubble hall of fame career.
That's IMO just a bit better than Billups, who's a bubble guy for the HOF himself.