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Rockets will match Kyle Lowry's offer from Cavs

Posted on: July 14, 2010 2:57 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Houston general manager Daryl Morey tweeted at about 2:30 ET :
Congratulations to Kyle Lowry on signing his new deal. We plan to match the agreement and we are excited he will be returning to the Rockets The offer the Cavs gave was for three years with a fourth-year team option that could make the contract worth up to $24 million. Brian Windhorst said Cleveland tried to a sign-and-trade for Lowry before doing offer sheet. The Rockets obviously declined.

Lowry came to Houston from Memphis in a three-way trade that also involved the Magic. Last season as a backup, Lowry averaged 9.1 points per game and 4.5 assists per game in just 24 minutes a night playing behind Aaron Brooks.

Another Rocket, Luis Scola is also a free agent and has been considered by a couple teams. However, like Lowry, Morey said he intends on matching any offer that comes to Scola as well.

Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2010 2:45 am

Rockets will match Kyle Lowry's offer from Cavs

This is a good move for Houston. Lowry is an energy guy who also brings some real skills to the table. There were times last year when he was the Rockets' most reliable point-maker. The move also shows that Houston is serious about continuing to build around Yao Ming - if he doesn't come back, then the Lowry signing makes a little less sense. Lowry would be a wonderful complementary piece for the Rockets with Yao in the middle. Good move byHouston. Now everything depends on Yao - can he come back?

Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2010 3:30 pm

Rockets will match Kyle Lowry's offer from Cavs

This is good news for both clubs. The Cavs have zillion guys with Lowry's talent level. Lowry on the otherhand fits in perfectly as Aaron Brooks' backup and change of pace guy.

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