NBA Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors still actively shopping Kyle Lowry

Jan 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots against the Orlando Magic at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Magic 98-83. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots against the Orlando Magic at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Magic 98-83. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the NBA trade deadline less than a month away, teams around the NBA are starting to hammer out strategies to follow when it comes to making a deal or sitting on the sideline when offers start to fly. One such team happens to be the Toronto Raptors who are reportedly still actively shopping Kyle Lowry.

We’ve heard rumors about Lowry being traded going all the way back the the short-lived trade talks with the New York Knicks. Since then, Lowry’s value has gone up and the trade talks involving the guard have fluctuated. ESPN.com’s Chad Ford mentioned in his weekly chat session that the Raptors are still actively shopping Lowry ahead of the deadline.

They are actively shopping perhaps their best player this season — Kyle Lowry. And would really love it if they could get in a position to win the No. 1 pick — not home court advantage in the first round. That’s why.

The Lowry bit is one thing to take away from this but so too is Ford casually mentioning that the Raptors — the Eastern Conference’s third seed — want to tank for a top lottery pick.

Of the two scenarios, trading Lowry is much more likely, but the idea that the Raptors want a high lottery pick may be something to keep an eye on.

Topics: Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

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  • BIG WoRm

    Why tho?

    • krossoverking

      Because losing to the Heat or Pacers in 5 games means nothing. They want one of the great players in the draft they can add for next year, and maybe have a championship team.

  • Ednan Ahmed

    We can trade future 1st rounders and package them to a team in position to get Andrew Wiggins! Sign Lowry asap 5 years

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