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 rumors: Warriors, Raptors talking Kyle Lowry trade


A few days ago, Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears suggested the Toronto Raptors may opt to keep Kyle Lowry as they attempt to fight for the Atlantic Division crown.

However, with Greivis Vasquez, on the roster and Lowry set to become a free agent at season end, there isn’t much reason for Toronto to keep their feisty point guard if they can improve for the future.

That’s likely why they’ve reportedly been in trade discussions with the Golden State Warriors for weeks regarding a potential trade centered around Lowry:

The Warriors have been shopping for a backup point guard and have been engaged for weeks with Toronto on Kyle Lowry, sources said.

For what it’s worth, Yahoo sports says Toronto isn’t completely unsold to the idea of trading Lowry, but has stopped ‘auctioning’ him off to teams with Toronto’s improved play.

Golden State meanwhile is in need of a backup point guard and few fit that role better than the tenacious Lowry.

The 27-year-old guard is averaging 15.6 points, 7.4 assists and 4 rebounds in 36 minutes.

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  • Marty Susman

    Golden State can have a great backup in Steve Blake & say Johnson for Klay Thompson, a good trade for both. Blake is the back up they need & Klay is the best future replacement of Kobe around, young, fast, great attitude, great family, he would make a GREAT LAKER….

    • pickles89

      …. why in god’s name would the Warriors trade an all-star calibre shooting guard for 2 scrubs? LOL, this is the dumbest trade I’ve ever seen suggested. Smh, delusional Laker fans.

      • Marty Susman

        First of all Golden State needs a back up point guard since they lost Jack. Second of all Blake is not a scrub, he is a very good bench point guard…Next Henry who could be included is a diamond in the rough & could be the tough guard that Curry is not. Lastly Klay Thompson “will not resign with Golden State & they know that soooo trade him now for your needs to a team that can’t hurt you for hearts to come is a good idea.

        • pickles89

          Uh… Klay is still on his rookie contract and loves Golden State. Why would he not resign with Golden State?

          You’re sending 3 scrubs for an all-star guard. It makes no sense. Throw in your first round pick and maybe it makes sense. Why would the Warriors give up their 3rd best player for Steve Blake (who’s what, 60 years old?) and 2 draft busts?

          • Marty Susman

            As stated Blake would be great bench point guard to spell Curry. As for ending a 1first round pick with Blake, that’s fine. A trade like that would help both teams & YOU ARE WRONG about him staying, he is a family person & his family is here in LA & that’s where he wants to be, in purple & gold.

          • pickles89

            Lol, what part of “he is on his rookie contract” do you not understand? He’s on the Warriors for the next 3-4 years at least whether he likes LA or not. Not to mention he chose to go to Washington for college. Do you know Klay personally?

            Curry is more of a family man than Klay, why didn’t he go to Charlotte? GSW has an amazing team culture, and everyone loves each other. Why would he go to trashbag Lakers who are garbage?

  • AceRuby

    To be honest the Warriors where better off doing the deal they eventually did in getting Jordan Crawford from the Celtics they would of had to have given up a lot to get Lowry so it didn’t really make sense from that perspective (plus Kyle’s value is as a starter not a backup).

  • http://thesmokingcuban.com/2013/07/25/waffling-my-take-on-dwight-howard-just-in-case-he-changed-his-mind-again/ MFFLJBM51D

    Kyle Lowry is not a backup point guard. Sure, his contract is expiring and a not-so-turrible 6.2 million, but what do the Warriors have to give? They have VERY VERY little financial flexibility, recently got a gift with Jordan Crawford (and potentially Marshon Brooks) to help one of the league’s worst benches. But player wise are they going to shop Harrison Barnes? An extension for him may not be plausible with Thompson due for a pay day and Barnes’ role and development have both been sliced thin by the Iggy acquisition, which the team dealt its 2014 and 2017 picks to acquire. As an expiring deal do the Raptors really have a ton of interest in the 2015 or 2016 picks? I don’t see the fit unless Harrison Barnes is a possibility, since the Warriors really have left no spot for him.

  • Lance Consolver

    Laker fans are so delusional and incompetent it’s funny. Maybe they can throw in Curry too for let’s say Jodi Meeks, while your at it, Iggy nor Nick Young. Lol