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Report: Rockets' offer for Kyle Lowry DOA because Raps won't trade

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Kyle Lowry is reportedly unlikely to be a Rocket. (USATSI)
Kyle Lowry is reportedly unlikely to be a Rocket. (USATSI)

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ESPN reports that the Rockets' attempt to sign Kyle Lowry is dead on arrival because the Raptors won't facilitate a sign-and-trade due to their own interest in re-signing him.

The Rockets were said to have been aggressive Tuesday morning after the free agency period began in pursuing Lowry. But one had to think it was a longshot if for no other reason than Lowry clashed with coach Kevin McHale in his last year in Houston.

The Rockets still haven't traded Jeremy Lin, but that's believed to be part of a bigger effort on their part to re-tool their roster. They meet with Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday in Houston.

Meanwhile, the Heat are the next team to try and make a run at Lowry, but with even less money to offer (through trade) than the Rockets, you have to think it's unlikely unless Lowry is just deadset on joining Miami. The Raptors reportedly met with Lowry in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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