Coming off the Raptors’ 2019 NBA championship, Kyle Lowry reportedly threatened to hold out and demand a trade if Toronto didn’t give him a contract extension.
It’s hard to say whether playing poorly or not playing every night would have a worse effect on Toppin's morale, but he’s shown to be mature and level-headed, so letting Toppin take a step back and retool for next year might be the best thing.
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Following Thursday’s game, our Trail Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes discussed how Enes Kanter and Trail Blazers' front line lift Portland to narrow win at Miami:
Losing Oubre and Looney for future considerations would have damaged this season and left the Warriors scrambling any door to the playoffs. That’s not their competitive DNA.
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Marks: Lowry gets traded to Philadelphia for a package of Danny Green, Mike Scott, Vincent Poirier, Thybulle and the 76ers' 2023 unprotected first-round pick.
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The Golden State Warriors are enjoying a much more successful year than in the 2019-20 campaign. Golden State currently sits in ninth place in the Western Conference and is only one game out of the final playoff spot as of this writing. This is certainly an improvement over last season when the Warriors finished dead-last in the West.
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