Post by Tennessee Tuxedo on Feb 8, 2019 11:20:51 GMT -5
According to Vegas oddsmakers, these trades moved Eastern Conference contenders the Raptors, Sixers and Bucks even up with Boston as the co-favorites to win the NBA Titlle, behind only the Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference.
Post by Tennessee Tuxedo on Feb 8, 2019 11:26:42 GMT -5
I'd go Raptors because they needed a guy like Gasol to fend off Joel Embiid. He won't stop the Philly beast but should help contain him a bit. Mirotic is an outstanding outside shooter, and adds a great perimiter marksman for Giannis to dish off to. I think the Sixers gave up too much for Harris. He's got game (in fact he has the lowest playing time in minutes per game of anybody that is averaging over 20 points this season).
That said, maybe the low minutes is a good thing because both Embiid and Jimmy Butler have already complained about not getting enough touches in the Philly offense.