The San Antonio Spurs missed the NBA postseason for the first time in 22 years. This has forced them to go in a different direction, one that we have not seen for quite some time. In a move to get back to the playoffs, they could improve the point guard position. Could trading for DeMar DeRozan’s former Toronto Raptors teammate Kyle Lowry do the trick?
San Antonio has played around with the idea of trading either DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge. This would be to send away expensive contracts and get younger on the roster. If they decide to keep them around, they could make a move for a veteran point guard with postseason experience.
Kyle Lowry immediately comes to mind. Lowry has been one of the best Toronto Raptors in franchise history. With the team resigning Fred VanVleet to a big contract, they now have their replacement and could try to send Lowry out of town.
It is hard to imagine the Raptors trading away a player was been so valuable for them but they might consider it if the return is right. It’s important to consider that he’s on an expiring contract and paying to keep him beyond this season could be difficult given the VanVleet extension.
Lowry would team up with DeRozan in this deal in hopes of getting San Antonio back on track. This is what the trade could potentially look like.