"My biggest concern as a coach is to not confuse winning with progress." - Steve Kerr
"If it's unacceptable in defeat, it's unacceptable in victory." - Jeff Van Gundy
"We Ride with Lowry. We Die with Derozan" - Golden
Regardless of us wining this series or losing it 4-3, as of now, based on his play off performance, How much did Kyle Lowry increased his stock? Is he now a MAX player in this league ? Does it take 12+ /yr for Raptors to sign him now ?
Before the play offs, I have mentioned here that it will take a 4 yr, 56 million to sign him or 5 years 62 ... now, I think the price is even higher.
Not sure about Lowry's worth, but what's becoming alarmingly clear is how much LESS DWill should be paid.
3 years and $60 million remaining. Yikes.
What do you guys think Lowry's ceiling is? He's probably already close, but can he get any better?
And how good is Lowry really? I mean, I'm sitting here trying to remember how good Iverson was — and wondering if Lowry is actually better. Like the analytics-friendly version of the Iverson that doesn't hog the ball or jack up too many dumb shots.
Consensus seems to be around 12.5 and that's high.If anybody offers more Lowry and that team will regret the signing.
Excuse me for being old! But the league has changed so much I don't know how to judge Iverson's game.
-his put everything on the line style is going to come back to bite him in the ass, and constant nagging injuries force a slightly earlier decline
-or, since I don't think he really relies on his explosiveness too much, he ages very well and peaks through the age of 33ish
reread this just now: so to sum up, there will come a time when he declines lol
Last edited by stooley; Thu May 1st, 2014 at 02:32 PM.
You give him 12-14 million a year and you're gong to wonder where all the salary cap room went and why they can't do anything to improve the team going forward.
You pay max to superstars. Lowry has played awesome this year, but he's only done it for one year. To open up the vault based on one season might be too big a gamble imo.
Lowry gives it his all every game but players like him (who sacrifice their body to no end) can start to break down physically without much notice. He needs to be rewarded for his efforts but you can't pay him that much.
Injuries are less of a concern unless they're career ending like Landry. Him missing a few games in the regular season probably doesn't impact Toronto's playoff chances. His salary isn't so large it would cripple the team for years.This is a reward for this season.
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