Yes, he could not go shot for shot with LeBron, could not slow the man down over time in the slightest.
If the Nuggets wanted to sign a credible All-Star who can compete with the best point guards in the West, Lowry would be a great get. Additionally, Serge Ibaka hits the market, along with PJ Tucker and Patrick Patterson. It's nothing against the others, but he's, by far, the best of the four. Without Lowry's option, they're still guaranteed nearly $80 million in salary, with most of it going to DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas and DeMarre Carroll. "Even the season, there were times we could have been better defensively, better offensively, definitely, and adapting to the new age National Basketball Association, which is the three (pointer)".
What's troubling is why the Raptors weren't more competitive.
Heck, by the time the Finals start on June 1, the Cavs' postseason leisure tour could run to 12 work days out of 48. On Sunday in the sweep game, he had 18 points and five rebounds, making four of six from the 3-point line.
When they watch the replays, they'll see James "sonning" Powell and the Raptors with his play, not with any jersey pulls. Will Ujiri pick one over the other, none or both? It helps to play alongside another All-Star, but the attention that Lowry demands helps open up the floor for his backcourt mate. DeMar DeRozan added 22 with eight assists. Though his effort and intensity were never in question, his playoff production sometimes was - there were three games of zero points, and a shooting percentage hovering around 37 percent. That appeared to be an Achilles heel heading into the playoffs. We're just riding him right now.More news: Punjab beats RCB to keep play-off hopes alive
If a one-year deal was on the table, bringing Lowry to Philly would likely be a no-brainer for general manager Bryan Colangelo-the executive who saw potential in him when trading for him in Toronto years ago. It's a little freaky, but it could work. After a basket by Cory Joseph, Irving added two more free throws and a layup, scoring all of Cleveland's points in an 11-2 run that gave the Cavs a 103-95 edge with 4:00 remaining.
"As a competitor, I can always respect that going against him over the years since we were kids". The idea of Lowry, who played high school ball at Cardinal Dougherty and then in college at Villanova, returning to his hometown will surely get Sixers fans excited, even if it's a long shot.
"They get hot, one of the best shooters in the league in Kyle Korver". "You've got to go two blocks, but if there's traffic, it'll take you an hour to get somewhere that's two minutes away".
Game 6: Spurs at Rockets, 5 p.m. We want to take you inside the game and call out things you might have missed. The Raptors will face a slew of hard decisions this offseason - outlined nicely by Zach Lowe here - starting with whether or not to re-sign Lowry. If given the choice between Lowry and Ibaka, Lowry appears to be the more logical choice, even if he is four years older.