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Let’s evaluate the Raptors’ sign-and-trade scenarios with Kyle Lowry

Yesterday we looked at the Toronto Raptors’ post-draft cap situation entering this off-season, as well as some scenarios in which Kyle Lowry re-signs with the Raptors (Plan A). There’s an obvious flip-side in play here, one that is hard to contemplate but also realistic.

Brace yourselves, here come the more pessimistic outcomes. What happens if Lowry leaves the Raptors? First up, the sign-and-trade options (and again we offer the Plan A refresher here).

Plan B

When the Raptors turned down trades for Lowry at the deadline, part of it was likely that the offers just weren’t that good (so they wouldn’t really regret missing out on them).