At the NBA trade deadline this year, the most talked about player league-wide was Kyle Lowry and what the Toronto Raptors were planning to do. About an hour before the deadline, the Raptors began moving players around and began making some trades to free up roster spots, in what appeared to be moves in order to make a big Lowry-oriented deal with either the Heat, 76ers or Lakers, but no deal was ever made and the veteran guard remained in Toronto.
Now, Kyle Lowry just turned 35-years-old and he is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, which could ultimately lead to the 6x All-Star point guard signing elsewhere in free agency. One team that could definitely make a big run at Lowry is the New York Knicks.
It is no secret that the Knicks want to add a high-level point guard in the offseason, as they have been involved in rumors with Lakers’ guard Dennis Schroder, who is set to become a free agent, and Damian Lillard, who is under contract through 2024-25 with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Lonzo Ball also remains a possible target for the Knicks in free agency, but Kyle Lowry will definitely be near the top of their “wants” list when free agency begins. However, the question now turns to whether or not Lowry could see himself in New York and if he even wants to play for the Knicks? There will be plenty of names to watch in NBA rumors.
Given the rebuild process that hangs over the Raptors as an organization and them likely to miss the postseason this year, here are three reasons why Kyle Lowry should strongly consider leaving the Toronto Raptors in the offseason for the New York Knicks.