Trading Lowry a few weeks ago made sense for the Raptors. As many believe the Raptors will eventually pull the trigger on a Lowry trade before it’s too late, rumors have speculated that the veteran guard would embrace a trade to Philly.
“A source said Lowry would like to be in Philly. The source believes the Sixers and Raptors might be able to get something done. But if it comes to that, Toronto would most likely want some picks, young players, and veterans with expiring contracts for Lowry, who’s making $30 million this season.”
As expected, Lowry’s reported willingness to play for the 76ers was a big story on Thursday.
And for what it’s worth, Tom Moore, a veteran columnist with the Bucks County Courier Times, reported on Thursday night that the Sixers “Aren’t closer to acquiring former Villanova star Kyle Lowry from the Raptors than they were two weeks ago.” Well, two weeks ago, they weren’t close at all – so there’s that.