Kyle Lowry, who the Philadelphia 76ers are trying to trade for before the NBA trade deadline at 3:00 P.M. E.S.T. on Wednesday, won’t be cheap, obviously. But the update we’ve just received from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, is just quite ridiculous.
The Toronto Raptors were asking for a lot, but this is a little too much.
Justin Grasso from Sports Illustrated also shared some more information.
There’s no the Sixers would give up Maxey, Thybulle, all of that salary match, and two first round picks for 35-year-old Kyle Lowry. That’s basically giving up four first round picks. It’s a package that gets you closer to Zach LaVine or Bradley Beal, who are younger stars with a brighter future. This is like taking a trade for a star 20-something year olds, and that’s what the Raptors thinks they’re getting for an expiring mid-thirties guard.
Now, if the Sixer went a different route and did Maxey, two first round picks, Danny Green, and then came up with some kind of extension for Lowry that was not $25 million a year, then certainly that’s much more do-able. You would think about doing that, maybe?