Title: Kyle Lowry mock free-agency negotiation: Multiple teams? Multiple offers? Let’s make a deal
Date: July 23, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I participated in a mock negotiation for Kyle Lowry’s free agency, playing the part of the Raptors.
We probably don’t appreciate how interconnected transactions in the NBA can be.
For Raptors fans, it was clear last offseason, when the Raptors very deliberately moved on from Serge Ibaka to Marc Gasol to Aron Baynes up front. It was an obvious domino effect.
This sort of thing happens all the time, except it’s usually much more subtle. When we get to the offseason, teams prioritize their needs, and they prioritize how to address those needs. It might not be straight, but there is usually a line connecting what a team decides to do at the beginning of the offseason and what the team does at the end.