Time to Move On?

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If the Raptors are Willing to Move Lowry, a New Chapter is Set to Begin

The past decade of Toronto Raptors basketball is unlike anything any Raptor fan will ever forget.

Many things have changed since the beginning of it all.

But one thing has remained constant – Kyle Lowry.

The 34-year old point guard has been through it all and as he continues to play out his expiring contract, his future with the team he has helped shape remains unclear. In fact, recently news have come out – per Bleacher Report so take it as you will – that many within the Raptors front office would be willing to move Lowry prior to the deadline.

“There is a portion of Raptors personnel, league sources said,” said Jake Fischer of BR. “That believes the franchise should bid its beloved All-Star farewell and begin Toronto’s next chapter in earnest.”

“Toronto also discussed Lowry before the February 2019 trade deadline with Memphis, according to league sources, and almost added him to that eventually Jonas Valanciunas package, which would have landed Mike Conley with the Raptors alongside Marc Gasol. Those negotiations were so advanced, sources said, Lowry himself was made aware of the talks, and Grizzlies officials even told other front offices they were nearing a deal. Toronto sniffed the market for Lowry before the 2020 deadline as well, sources said.”

With a 128-113 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, the Raptors have climbed there way back into a playoff spot, but as the trade deadline etches closer, a decision will have to be made and it may be one of the toughest in the franchise’s history.

A new chapter of Raptors basketball may be quickly approaching.

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