NBA Trade Rumors: Raptors unlikely to deal Kyle Lowry

I looked at the fact that the New York Knicks were once again pursuing Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry earlier in the week and speculated that their window had passed in order to improve the point guard position.

That appears to be the case.

Feb 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) brings the ball up court against Portland Trail Blazers in the first half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors are reluctant to deal Lowry, who should be an All-Star this season.

Sources close to Lowry tell Wojnarowski that the Raptors are unlikely to deal the point guard, as the Yahoo! scribe notes in his full story.

Even though Wojnarowski speculates that Lowry could get a deal worth about $45 million as a free agent this offseason, the Raptors have shown “significant reluctance” to part with Lowry, preferring instead to keep him for a postseason run. Currently Toronto leads the Atlantic Division with a 28-24 record, a full eight games ahead of the Knicks as the All-Star break approaches.

Chad Ford of wrote that Toronto continues to be aggressive in pursuit of a Lowry deal, but I have a hard time believing that to be true.

The Knicks had their chance to acquire Lowry.

The deal that had reportedly been vetoed by Knicks owner James Dolan initially involved Raymond FeltonMetta World Peace, and a 2018 first round pick in exchange for Lowry.

If the Knicks would acquire Lowry now it would cost a whole heck of a lot more.

At the end of the day Dolan blew his chance as the Knicks have next to no chance of improving their horrid point guard play by bringing in Lowry.

Topics: Kyle Lowry, Nba Trade Rumors, New York Knicks, New York Knicks Rumors, Toronto Raptors

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