Kyle Lowry Headed to the Big Apple?

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The New York Knicks are looking for guard help. The Toronto Raptors are seeking to rid themselves of Kyle Lowry‘s expiring contract. Thus, the two teams have discussed a potential trade that would send Lowry to the Big Apple in exchange for Raymond Felton and one another player – possibly Tim Hardaway Jr., according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

The Knicks are reportedly unsatisfied with the play of Felton and are looking to upgrade at the point guard position. The 29-year-old, however, will be out 2-3 weeks with a hamstring ailment that he suffered in Wednesday night’s win over the Chicago Bulls. This was a pre-exisiting injury after missing four games late last month with the same issue.

After shipping Rudy Gay off to Sacramento last week, it appears Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri is trying to tear his team down in order to build it back up. Lowry, 27, is averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 assists in over 36 minutes per contest this season, numbers that would all lead the Knicks’ point guards if he joined the squad.

Yet, while the Knicks seem like the frontrunners for Lowry’s services, it does not appear they are the only team interested in the Villanova product.

It will be interesting to see who wins the Kyle Lowry sweepstakes, and what New York is willing to give up for the help they need.

Update (2:40 P.M. ET):

Ian Begley of ESPN NY has reported that Iman Shumpert‘s name has come up in trade talks.

Update (3:00 P.M. ET):

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report reports that the Raptors interest in Shumpert is very low.

Update (4:15 P.M. ET):

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Knicks are thinking about adding their 2018 first-round pick to the deal.