The Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks are reportedly discussing a trade involving Kyle Lowry.
Lowry is on an expiring contract and not presumed to be part of the Raptors’ rebuilding plans. Rudy Gay ($17.9 million this season, $19.3 million on a player option next season) was previously dealt last week in 7-player trade to the Kings.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com:
The Raptors, fresh off their deal that dispatched Rudy Gay to Sacramento, are trying to construct a deal that routes point guard Kyle Lowry to the Knicks, sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.com.
…If the talks continue to progress, sources say, New York’s injured Raymond Felton would likely have to be included to go to Toronto in addition to at least one other Knick. Players who signed new contracts in July are eligible to be traded starting Sunday.
Tough situation for Knicks: With no first-round pick to add, NYK could be confronted w/unsavory option of putting Tim Hardaway Jr. in deal
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 12, 2013