One of the biggest trade rumors in the NBA at the moment involved Kyle Lowry and the New York Knicks. But after it looked like a deal was in place, only to have if rejected by the Knicks, the other New York team is emerging as the frontrunners to scoop up the crumbs of the rejected deal. According to the always reliable Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Brooklyn Nets may no web emerging as the frontrunner to land Lowry from the Raptors.
As New York Knicks executives work to convince owner Jim Dolan he should ignore public criticism and complete a deal for Kyle Lowry, the Brooklyn Nets are gaining traction as a possible destination for the Toronto Raptors point guard, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
As Wojnarowski notes, the Knicks aren’t totally walking away from the deal and it sounds like most of the front office wants this deal to be made, even if Dolan doesn’t. But this is affording the Nets a chance to continue to go all-in on this season while also stealing away a much needed piece from their in-state rivals.
Lowry would fill a huge need for the Knicks and would supply great depth for the Nets. Both teams want him and neither have the draft picks to blow the other out of the water with an offer. It’s a race that looks to be nearing a finish but the Nets are bigger players in these talks than we all thought.