Dec 27, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts during the third quarter of a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors may keep Kyle Lowry

The writing seemed to be on the wall for Kyle Lowry when the Toronto Raptors acquired fellow point guard Greivis Vasquez from the Sacramento Kings earlier this month.

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.

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  • Joshua Perez

    Please re-sign Kyle Lowry!!

  • hoogie

    At the first of the season I was on the trade Lowry and Gay bandwagon. Now that I see what he can actually do without Rudy Gay on the floor, I am a fan. Is he the top PG in the league????? No! But he is playing at a very high level with the team and is likely the best PG the Raptors could have at this point. Whether his level of play has improved because he is in his contract year and is trying to prove his worth to obtain a higher salaried contract for next season or it is because he is not so worried about trying to get his good friend Gay the stats is not yet determined in my view but, either way, it would be a mistake to let him go at this point. I don’t think that M.U. is ready to anti up a big contract just yet but dangling the possibilty in front of Lowry may just help to keep this team playing decent ball.