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Philadelphia 76ers: The pros and cons of a Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade



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Whether starting at the one or kicked over to the two, Lowry has experience playing alongside other point guards, has experience playing with dynamic bigs, and once even took part in the NBA 3-point shooting contest because of his outside marksmanship.

However, players like Lowry don’t come for free, and surely a GM as savvy as Masai Ujiri is going to find a way to squeeze every last bit of value out of his long-time point guard before he leaves the “Jurassic Park” for the good old US of A.

Assuming Lowry still wants a three-year extension worth roughly $25 million a year – a figure that was reported around the deadline – that would require the Sixers to at minimum trade some combination of Hill, Seth Curry, and Danny Green to get a deal done financially.

But what else could Ujiri require for Lowry’s services? Would he request a 2021 first-round pick? Isaiah Joe? Maxey? Because the Sixers are well over the cap, the only way they can sign Lowry this offseason is via a sign-and-trade – assuming he won’t take a vet minimum deal – so they really don’t have much room to haggle, especially if another team gets in on the bidding. If Daryl Morey can land Lowry for the price of Green, Hill, and a first-round pick, that’s a whole lot easier to stomach than Curry, Maxey, Green, and a first, or the multiple-first rounders the Raptors were eyeing at the deadline.

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