Report: Raptors asking high price for Kyle Lowry in trade

Kyle Lowry remains on the trade block. (USATSI)
Kyle Lowry remains on the trade block. (USATSI)

ESPN reports that the Raptors are still looking to trade point guard Kyle Lowry after the team's recent success but the asking price may prevent a deal. 

Lowry is averaging 16 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists this season for the Raptors, and has been a huge part of their success along with DeMar DeRozan after trading Rudy Gay. Earlier this season he was linked in talks with the Knicks, but New York didn't want to give up another first-round draft pick. 

Lowry's an exceptionally talented point guard who can bulldog his way to the rim, score from the outside and defend, but has consistently had questions about his attitude since his start in Memphis. 

Ujiri has always been known as a guy who gets top value in trades, but it's hard to see anyone coming out of the woodwork to blow him away with an offer for Lowry. As a free agent, they can pursue him this summer if they need him, and most of the contenders are set at point guard. One exception might be the Warriors who have been rumored to be interested in the volatile scoerer to bolster their bench. The addition of Jordan Crawford may have closed that, however, just in terms of returnable assets. 

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