NBA Rumors: Warriors passed on Kyle Lowry trade due to locker room concers?

Dec 28, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) during their game against the New York Knicks at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Knicks 115-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are in desperate need of a backup point guard which has lead the team to inquire about multiple players in recent weeks.

Golden State has reportedly exchanged trade offers with the Denver Nuggets in regards to Andre Miller and has done the same with the Toronto Raptors in regards to Kyle Lowry, however former ESPN scribe Ric Bucher says the Warriors passed on a Lowry trade due to locker room concerns.

The Warriors’ search to bolster their bench—particularly with another backup point guard—led them to seriously consider Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, a league source said, but concerns about how Lowry, a soon-to-be free agent, would fit into their locker room prompted them to pass. Golden State’s unselfish camaraderie is both rare and a decided advantage.

Lowry’s had a few minor issues over the years, but nobody would ever consider him to be a problem in the locker room. But then again – Lowry, who has been starting with the Raptors, may not be overly fond of coming off the bench – especially in a contract year.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

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