Lowry netted a good 1st round pick, because he was better, and because he was under contract for several years.
With Evans to be a RFA soon, a team would be cautious of trading for someone who might get an offer too high to match. There would be some risk, as he wouldn't be under contract for beyond this year.
Or, it would have to be a team with so much cap space that they know they'd match anything for Evans when he hit RFA. But I think they'd still give up a mid 1st rounder.
Brandon Rush was traded for Lou Amundson after Rush's 3rd year.
2/3 of actual trades are the ones that no one hears about. Who had Redick going to Milwaukee?
If it gets out to the public that much, then chances are that it wasn't an instant "yes", that the GMs had to think about it, and the more they thought about it, the more they didn't want to do it.
This was the rumor.
I don't like it.
Sources say Houston has an offer of Lowry, the #14 and #16 picks for TyrekeEvans and the #5 pick on the table. Up to Sacramento to decide.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 26, 2012
The new CBA makes sign and trades really difficult to pull off now, which depending on your view of them and the ability for a player to hold a team hostage, is good or bad, lol.
He could of gotten something. JJ Reddick is expiring and got Tobias Harris plus more. Tyreke would give the team a chance to keep him and see if he can play well outside of the crap hole known as Sacramento. The team though, like always didn't explore possibilities. Even if the parameters of the Houston deal weren't exact, it was well established they had aggressive discussions with Sac for Tyreke and the #5 pick both seperate and togethers. They wanted a lottery pick to offer in their crazy pursuit of Dwight Howard.
Teams just rarely ever give up anything credible in sign and trades. It just wasn't worth keeping him to stay status quo.