Discussion in 'The Coliseum' started by MillionMills, May 17, 2019 at 2:59 PM.
Get the worst Toronto Raptor brehs
Yahoo is now part of Oath
The Los Angeles Lakers are desperate to pair a second star alongside LeBron James, and they’ll explore other options in the event that their bumbling pursuit of Anthony Davis falls through.
Deveney notes that Lowry may become available if Kawhi Leonard were to leave in free agency, and that the Lakers could potentially secure Lowry without surrendering as many valuable assets as it would for a younger star.
Lowry would make sense on several fronts for the Lakers. In terms of ability, Lowry’s team-first mentality would fit perfectly on a roster full of scorers. Lowry’s playmaking would create easier shots for the likes of LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma, and Lowry is also happy to play off the ball as a floor spacer. Lowry would even give the Lakers a much-needed boost on defense, as the veteran guard remains quick with his hands and routinely is among the league leaders in charges.
It would also make sense financially. The 33-year-old Lowry is entering into the last year of his contract, which would allow the Lakers to roll over their cap room to 2020 if they strike out on their free agency targets this summer. In the meantime, Lowry would at least help the Lakers be more competitive in the immediate future, as Lowry has led the Raptors to six-straight playoff appearances.
Having said that, it’s no guarantee the Raptors would even want to part with Lowry. If Leonard were to stay, there would be no point in flipping Lowry for prospects as it would only make the team less competitive in the short run. And even if Leonard walked, the Raptors may want to retain their franchise cornerstone to oversee the transition.
However, if the Raptors did decide on a full-scale rebuild, flipping Lowry for a younger player would make sense. The Lakers own all their first-round picks moving forward, and have a host of promising pieces such as Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart.
Lowry averaged 14.2 points, 8.7 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 65 appearances with the Raptors this season.
He would make a good fit in LA
I think they trying to force Bron to request a trade
If he has a 30 point game tonight the Lakers gonna give us Lonzo and Kuzma
Yahoo has this completely wrong,Lowry might be gone if Kawhi stays or goes...
He’s a cheeseburger away from being benched. Why bring in a out of shape point guard on the wrong side of 30?
Good lord. Gonna have to rename Staples to Larry Holmes Gardens in a couple of years. Lowry has one good playoff game and we're interested
This is crazy lmao
I hate Trump's guts but he's right about this "fake news" shyt. Reporters literally making up shyt or publishing their opinions as facts.
Lowry with Bron
That yayo Jeanie sniffin must be ‘class A shyt’
In no fukking world is this even remotely close to true.
It’s gonna get worse breh
I feel sorry for the future generations that will have to deal with this garbage