A recent report by Frank Isola of the NY Daily News stated that the Toronto Raptors had a potential trade in place to send Kyle Lowry to the New York Knicks, however, talks broke down when Knicks owner James Dolan blocked the deal.
Since then, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that potential trade talks between the Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets, involving Lowry, are gaining traction. Woj added that there are still several teams talking with the Raptors and that nothing is imminent.
Lowry, a 27-year-old point guard who was drafted 24th overall in 2006, has averaged 14 points, 6.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds per 36 minutes with an effective field goal percentage of 47.8 in parts of eight seasons in the NBA. He is owed $6.2 million this year on an expiring contract.
There is no word on what the Nets would offer in return, but according to reports out of Europe, Mirza Teletovic wouldn’t mind being traded. Adding Lowry would likely make Tyshawn Taylor expendable as well.
The Nets have struggled with a lack of energy this season and haven’t done a good job in defending quick guards. Lowry could conceivably help in both of those areas. He’s never been an especially good defender as he has topped out wiht a 2.1 defensive win share in one season during his career.