New Raptors front-office boss Masai Ujiri has managed to trade away Andrea Bargnani and now Gay over the past six months to create financial flexibility going forward and — with Toronto apparently determined to avoid any accidental success in the Atlanta Division — is said to be happy to surrender veteran point guard Kyle Lowry next.
Lowry’s been a disappointment in Toronto ever since he was acquired from the Houston Rockets in the 2012-13 season. In addition to below average play, Lowry has struggled with injury and given his impending free agency, there’s little reason not to make a move. Even securing a draft pick in exchange for Lowry makes sense considering he won’t be brought back at season end.
In the hunt for Andrew Wiggins, the Raptors are more than open to tanking and Lowry shouldn’t expect to be residing in Toronto much longer.