Here I am, once again, saddened by yet another NBA Trade.
Wednesday morning Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green were traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a protected 2019 first-round pick.
Now, on the surface, this trade may potentially be good? But honestly, I'm looking at this in a more emotional and personal angle -- WHAT ABOUT THE DEROZAN-LOWRY BROMANCE?
I don't understand why the league keeps allowing my feelings to be hurt; first Russ and KD, then LeBron and Kyrie, now .... this? How outrageous.
Aside from my emotional problems, let's see what some people had to say about this trade:
"DeRozan's talent alone can't account fully for what was a below-average offense last season. His shaky defense—in place of Green, much less Leonard—will offset some of that improvement. More still will be undercut by redundancy. Both Aldridge and DeRozan are more versatile than they're given credit, but both gravitate toward scoring in the same, static style from the same, static spaces."
"For now, the Raptors have Leonard, and again, assuming he's healthy and motivated, he's a far better player than DeRozan. With Leonard, Kyle Lowry, Danny Green and OG Anunoby, the Raptors have the makings of a really versatile, solid defensive team, and this is to say nothing of the offensive upgrade of a healthy Leonard over DeRozan, which is significant ...
A potential lineup of Lowry, Leonard, Anunoby, Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas, with Fred Van Vleet, Delon Wright, Paskal Siakam, Normal Powell, Danny Green and C.J. Miles off the bench, is a fringe title contender in any world in which the Golden State Warriors don't exist."
I'm not quite sure where I stand with this decision yet -- basketball-wise -- but just know I'm going to be sitting here, moping as I read this article and remember the good times when I wrote about DeMar.