The New York Knicks were very close to landing Kyle Lowry.
The New York Knicks have been searching for a legit starting point guard for a long time now.
It turns out that the Knicks almost landed point guard Kyle Lowry in a trade with the Toronto Raptors back in 2013, according to the New York Post.
The Knicks were ready to send Iman Shumpert, Metta World Peace and a future first-round pick to the Raptors in exchange for Lowry.
“When I went to bed, I understood Kyle was being traded, we were going in another direction,” said Raptors’ head coach Dwane Casey. “Then lo and behold, they changed their mind here. Thank goodness. I didn’t want to lose Kyle, his feistiness, his toughness. Sometimes the best deals you make are the ones you don’t. It was a difference-maker, that deal being turned down by New York.”
It would have been great if the Knicks could have acquired Lowry, but let’s be honest, they probably would have messed things up by trading him a couple of years later after failing to develop him properly.
Lowry has been averaging 16 points and six assists per game this season. He just put up 16 points and seven assists during the Raptors blow out win over the Knicks on Sunday.