Raptors to Acquire Kyle Lowry?
The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of acquiring guard Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets, according to sources briefed on the discussions.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets will receive a protected future first-round pick, but stressed that a deal to send Lowry to the Raptors was not yet completed.
The Raptors have been talking with the Rockets about prospective Lowry deals for weeks, sources said, and seriously discussed the prospect of swapping the versatile guard for Toronto’s No. 8 pick in last month’s draft.
ESPN.com reported Sunday that the Raptors were still interested in trading for Lowry even if they had convinced Canadian icon Steve Nash to accept their three-year, $36 million offer in free agency. When Nash opted to urge the Phoenix Stuns to instead get him to the Los Angeles Lakers via a sign-and-trade deal, sources say Toronto ramped up its pursuit of Lowry.