Mar 16, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) looks on against the Phoenix Suns at Air Canada Centre. The Suns beat the Raptors 121-113. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets tried to trade for Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry


Toronto Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry has developed into one of the best point guards in the NBA and is the biggest reason the Raptors, who entered Wednesday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a record of 37-29, are going to be back in the postseason this year.

Although Patrick Beverley is doing a fine job in Houston with the Rockets, they once had Lowry,but he clashed with then new coach Kevin McHale and the Rockets decide to trade him, shipping him to Toronto.

“He never gave the coaching staff a chance,” assistant coach Kelvin Sampson told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. “He wouldn’t let Kevin coach him. Kyle’s greatest strength is the bulldog in him, and when that bulldog is channeled the in right direction, he’s tough to handle on the floor. And when it isn’t, he’s tough to handle everywhere else.”

As Lowry has upped his game (and his attitude), the Rockets took notice and still value his talent so highly that they actually tried to trade for Lowry this year, according to Wojnarowski.

Lowry is averaging 17.2 points, 7.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

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