HoopsHype Kyle Lowry + Trade rumors

April 18, 2014 Updates
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“At the time decisions were made, choices were made,” Lowry told the Daily News. “I don’t know what happened but I think I would have helped (the Knicks). Either way, I was going to help somebody. Our organization and our GM did a great job in making a decision to keep me. And we got 48 wins.” New York Daily News

April 3, 2014 Updates

In February this roster was about one phone call from a controlled demolition, and the call would have carried Lowry away. But the call never came. “[We came] very, very close [to a different path],” says Ujiri, on the phone from Chicago. “I think it was clear for us that after the Rudy Gay trade we were going to see how this whole thing was going to play out … but one thing that really encouraged me was that Kyle, I think Kyle really grew up. We had some honest discussions, and some honest challenges. National Post

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February 18, 2014 Updates

The Knicks are also interested again in Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, but Lowry has been a key to the Raptors’ season. They’re focused on keeping Lowry, winning the Atlantic Division and making the playoffs for the first time since before Chris Bosh left as a free agent for Miami in July 2010. New York Daily News

February 17, 2014 Updates

Teague's name has surfaced as a prime target given the Knicks' increasing fears that their longstanding top choice -- Toronto's Kyle Lowry -- will not be made available before the deadline, according to sources. The Knicks have been chasing Lowry all season, as ESPN.com first reported in November. But sources indicate that Lowry and his advisers expect to finish the season in Toronto with the playoff-bound Raptors before he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. ESPN.com

One scenario to keep an eye on here, though, is the possibilty of a three-team deal also involving the Hawks and point guard Jeff Teague. Atlanta has all of its first-round picks in the next four drafts and could conceivably send one to Toronto to satisfy the Raptors' demand for a future draft pick. League sources say a scenario in which Teague ends up in Toronto, Shumpert goes to Atlanta and Lowry winds up in New York has been discussed. Another scenario could have Teague ending up in New York. The conversations are believed to be preliminary and have not reached an advanced stage. ESPN.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

The Toronto Raptors are showing significant resistance to trading point guard Kyle Lowry and appear determined to keep him as they pursue a postseason berth, league sources told Yahoo Sports. "We've heard it from [Toronto] that he won't be moved," a rival front office executive told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

While there are never absolutes – especially if a team makes an unexpectedly rich offer – Toronto officials and sources close to Lowry have emphasized lately that Lowry appears destined to finish the season with the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors. The NBA's trade deadline is February 20. Yahoo! Sports

February 11, 2014 Updates

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