Will they or will not they trade Kyle Lowry? That’s the huge concern surrounding the Toronto Raptors as we emerge from the All-Star break and head towards the trade due date on March 25. The veteran guard has actually been the topic of numerous reports over the previous couple of weeks, and his future with the club appears to be hanging in the balance.

On Wednesday, Lowry attended to the reports and showed that like everybody else he’s merely unsure about his instant future. Nevertheless, he did dedicate to retiring as a Raptor, even if it implies he needs to sign a one-day agreement at the end of his profession.

Lowry’s complete remarks:

” I will retire as a Toronto Raptor. If I’m here … I will retire as a Toronto Raptor. A one-day agreement, hi, whatever occurs.”

” What I want to see is complete the season out as strong as possible. Whatever occurs, occurs. At the end of the day, myself, my representative, the company, everybody needs to do what’s finest for them. Everybody needs to do what’s finest for them in their circumstance. Who understands what that is, right? Who understands what that’s gon na be, who understands what time’s gon na inform.”

The Raptors have actually struggled this season, due in big part to COVID-19, which required them to move to Tampa, Florida and sidelined much of their group ahead of the All-Star break. They’re presently 17-19, and however are surely much better than that record, do not seem amongst the real competitors in the East this season.

With Lowry striking complimentary firm in the summer season, and not an assurance to re-sign, it makes good sense that they would check out trading him. Nevertheless, there are obstacles to doing so, not least of which is his $30 million agreement, which might make it hard for competitors to match incomes.

In truth, a report from Sam Amick of The Athletic on Wednesday showed, “strong sense” around the league that Lowry will stay in Toronto for the remainder of the season since it will be so hard to trade for him. Still, that will not make competitors quit their pursuit, and if a trade does wind up occurring it would not be a shock. The 76ers, in specific, will have a strong interest in obtaining the Philadelphia-born point player.


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