It’s that star-crossed tournament matchup we just can’t get for some reason. Both teams made the Final Four in 1991, but for some reason we haven’t had one single tournament matchup. We’d like to see Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams get this opportunity given the two coaches have combined for eight national championships.
Better than C-W III? It’s on par. About that dislike the Cavs and Warriors fanbases feel for each other? This rivalry’s been doing that since the first meeting in 1920.
There is not a long line of suitors for Lowry otherwise. Too many of the teams with cap space — the likes of the Nets, Lakers, Kings and Pacers — are rebuilding or are preparing to rebuild with youth. Sources indicate that there’s a chance the Knicks could pursue Lowry, but he lists winning as one of his free-agent criteria, and that would eliminate New York. Furthermore, the treatment of stars Carmelo Anthony and now Kristaps Porzingis (a fellow Andy Miller client) by the Knicks have not made the organization particularly attractive to free agents.
The one team to watch could be the Nuggets, who potentially have an acre of cap space this summer and are looking to make a big-splash free-agency pickup that can help build on the success they showed last season. Denver would like to upgrade at point guard specifically, and Lowry would fit that bill.
One source with knowledge of their free-agent plans said, I don’t think anything is off the table, pointing to Denver’s surprise recruitment of Dwyane Wade last summer as a template.
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Game Mens Christian Fischer Jersey But the Nuggets alone do not make up a wide market for Lowry’s services, and that brings things back to Toronto. Lowry has been frustrated with the Raptors’ inability to break through in the East, something that is not likely to change as long as the Cavaliers stay intact. Regardless of frustration, though, Lowry won’t find many better options than sticking with the Raptors.