With trade rumors involving numerous players and teams swirling in the recent days, we’ve been keeping you up to date with the latest news, including the continuing Kyle Lowry-New York Knicks saga.
On Thursday we learned that the Toronto Raptors were looking to unload point guard Kyle Lowry and that the New York Knicks were interested in acquiring him – especially with the absence of Raymond Felton due to injury.
But then yesterday, news came out that James Dolan was not interested in dealing with Toronto’s GM, Masai Ujiri, because of the perception that the Knicks’ recent dealings with Ujiri have been lopsided towards the Toronto man.
Today, however, has brought reports that Dolan may indeed be up for acquiring Lowry. From a report by the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola:
With starting point guard Raymond Felton expected to be sidelined two to three weeks with a strained hamstring, Dolan could be forced into reconsidering a deal for Lowry if the Knicks continue to struggle against the Hawks on Saturday.
The Knicks are tipping off right now against the Atlanta Hawks, in an effort to bounce back from last night’s loss to the Boston Celtics.
With tomorrow being December 15, it opens up many more options for the Knicks in the trade market, as players who were signed as free agents in the summer will then be eligible to be traded.
Whether or not the Knicks end up going after Lowry after all or not, the organization is certain to be active in the trade market.
We will be keeping our eyes on the Knicks – and the rest of the league – as the trade market promises to really open up tomorrow, so stay tuned to Saving the Skyhook.