David Murphy: A trade for Kyle Lowry would bring Sixers tantalizingly close to Nets. That makes him worth a heavy price.

PHILADELPHIA — They do not often build statues of men who trade promising talent and first-round picks for 34-year-old players with $30 million salaries. In most cases, the ultimate return on a move like that is a one-way ticket to wherever Vlade Divac is now. In Latin: Negotium Colangelous. In English: Inadvisable. Thing is, there aren’t a lot of 34-year-old, $30 million players who can single-handedly turn a good but out-classed team into a bona fide championship contender. In fact, my list of names says that there is only one, and that’s a compelling enough reason for Daryl Morey to ignore …

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