The former Villanova star wasn’t exactly lighting things up for the Raptors and with free agency quickly approaching at season end, it made sense the Raptors would attempt to move Lowry in effort to get some type of value out of the 27-year-old.
However, with so many teams struggling in the Atlantic Division, the Raptors playing solid ball and Lowry seemingly turning the corner it appears the team may keep their point and attempt to win the division, this according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears:
Before, I think they (the Raptors) were all go about trading Kyle Lowry but now Kyle’s been playing very well in December, the teams in a good rhythm, they’re winning – they might win their division. So I think right now, I think they might leave Kyle alone – they might keep him unless there is a good deal from a team who really wants him. But right now, the Raptors are trying to win the division.
It still might make some sense to trade Lowry, even if the Raptors do find themselves in a playoff push considering it’s unlikely he returns next season – but they’re no longer in such a rush to do so.