HoopsHype Kyle Lowry rumors


February 3, 2015 Updates

Lynch's reluctance to speak to the media goes back years, but his tactics have been in the spotlight during the week leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl. Having received a series of fines for failing to uphold his media responsibilities in the past, the Seahawks star running back has popularized the disengaged scrum as an attempt to circumvent the NFL's policies. TSN

Of all the point guards that have connected at some point in your life as a pro -- Aaron Brooks in Houston, Mike Conley in Memphis, Chauncey Billups as a mentor -- which has had the greatest impact on you for playing the position? Kyle Lowry: I mean, of course, Chaunce. I think that's just someone I kind of tried to mold my game after to a certain extent. And I always said, he always challenged me to be better than he was. And I would always take that as, not a person challenge, but come on, you're my young guy. I'm passing the torch to you. You see what I did; now follow my footsteps and make me proud. To have a guy like that who wants you to follow in his footsteps is pretty cool. NBA.com

February 2, 2015 Updates

David Aldridge: What was that courting process like this summer? 'Cause everybody wants to be courted once, right? Kyle Lowry: Yeah, it's true. But after your one time, you're like 'I don't know if I want to do that again.' I had Houston at the house at 12:15, and they were there, Coach McHale, and then Masai (Ujiri) and them come in. It's cool. But at the same time, it's very stressful, because you've got to put yourself in the position of, okay, how are you going to be successful? It's not peaches and cream like everybody thinks, because it's a life-altering situation. You can go think the grass is greener on the other side, but it's not. NBA.com

David Aldridge: Were you surprised Miami didn't do everything possible to get you? I really thought you'd be a priority for them. Kyle Lowry: I don't know. I think, they sent the little pitch through the e-mail -- David Aldridge: But if they're trying to get you -- Kyle Lowry: I think they were trying to figure out their own selves, with LeBron. And I don't know if they knew they were going to lose him, but at the same time, I don't know what was their thinking. I'm not them guys. At the end of the day, I was open to any and everybody, and I wanted to listen and be courted. It was cool. They sent their e-mail, they sent their pitch, and that was it. It was one of those things were, okay, it went that way. NBA.com

January 24, 2015 Updates

Lowry, who averaged 17.8 points and 7.4 assists last season for Toronto, had plenty of help in the election process. For one, Casey said he would get in a fight if Lowry didn't earn a berth. "It's a good thing he made it because I am not a good fighter," Casey said laughing. HoopsHype

"If I would have had it before, I would have appreciated it but now 28-years-old and Year 9, it's a testament of being with a great team and great organization and great group of guys who I get along with," Lowry said. "So for me to represent them at this time is perfect." HoopsHype

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Lowry and Conley had starkly contrasting approaches to the game. Stoudamire figured that the hard-nosed and aggressive Lowry had spent his life trying to prove himself. Conley, meanwhile, had always been a highly regarded player on highly regarded teams, the type of guy who was comfortable blending in with the talent surrounding him and who was seldom forced into a leading role. “Kyle was a pit bull,” Stoudamire said. “The way he played, the things that he did, it was straightforward. He wanted it all. Mike, I wouldn’t say that he never had a chip on his shoulder, but with the players that he grew up playing with, he never had to be that guy.” Grantland

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