HoopsHype Kyle Lowry rumors

August 2, 2014 Updates
August 1, 2014 Updates

You see, Lowry was only a first-round draft pick away from being traded to the New York Knicks in mid-December. It was this close to happening. According to a source familiar with the Raptors' thinking, there were three likely scenarios on the table involving Knicks guards Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., with Lowry being the only Raptors player in the deal. The clincher would have been a future first-round pick to the Raptors, but team owner James Dolan vetoed it and the trade fell through, a denial confirmed by a source close to the Knicks. Bleacher Report

"Dolan hired those business consultants [McKinsey & Company] last summer," said the source with knowledge of the Raptors' plans. "They had sold him on this whole thing about, 'You've been exploited by giving away first-round picks.' Could the deal have gotten done? Absolutely." That Lowry was on the trading block in perhaps his best season as a pro had nothing to do with his play, but everything with the direction the Raptors felt they were headed after trading Rudy Gay on Dec. 9. "They were not going to re-sign Kyle," the source said. Bleacher Report

July 26, 2014 Updates

During a recent trip to Manila, teammates Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan put on a show for the fans. Watch as DeRozan jumps over Lowry to finish this sick alley oop off the backboard. beyondthebuzzer.com

July 22, 2014 Updates
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Josh Lewenberg: Lowry: "The driving factor was winning. I knew the money was going to come but I wanted to win" Twitter @JLew1050

Josh Lewenberg: Lowry news conference scheduled for 10am Thursday morning. To clarify, Lowry signing will be made official in the morning. Uncertain when Patterson/Vasquez deals will be completed Twitter @JLew1050

July 9, 2014 Updates
July 3, 2014 Updates

The drawback, and it’s been whispered lightly by some in the organization who don’t want to shout it lest they be seen as turncoats, is what will the biggest and best contract of Lowry’s career do to him? The fear, of course, is that he gets, in the words of the inimitable Mo Pete, fat and sassy with the security of this deal. I can understand some trepidation because no one knows how athletes will react to even more ridiculous riches than they are used to but I get the sense that won’t be the case with this kid. Toronto Star

Free-agent guard Kyle Lowry has reached agreement on a four-year, $48 million contract extension with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The fourth year of the contract is at Lowry's option. "Toronto is just the right place for me," Lowry told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

July 2, 2014 Updates

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