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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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