Report: Raptors asking high price for Kyle Lowry in trade
Toronto still wants a good return for future free agent point guard.
Trade rumble: Sense around league remains Toronto more likely to trade Kyle Lowry than keep him to prevent losing asset for nothing. But ...— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 27, 2014
Issue here hasn't changed: No team out there willing YET to meet Raps' asking price for PG who, nice as he's playin, can bolt in free agency— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 27, 2014
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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