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Reports: Kyle Lowry mulling offer from Raptors, him going to Houston “dead”

Jul 1, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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Rockets GM Daryl Morey flew to Philadelphia for the opening of free agency not because of a love of cheesesteaks but because that is where Kyle Lowry was. Morey even reportedly brought his coach Kevin McHale with him.

Didn’t matter.

The Rockets deal is dead and the Raptors are the ones with an offer on the table, according to reports from Chris Broussard of ESPN and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The Raptors offer reportedly is either four or five years starting at $12 million a year. The Rockets sign-and-trade involved Chandler Parsons.

The Miami Heat have interest in Lowry but they would need him to take a discount — they have less than $13 million in cap space — and that is not likely. (Unless Riley wants to blow his wad on one player, also not likely.) The Lakers are interested but the Raptors are getting serious consideration first, Woj reports..

But the Raptors were always in the driver’s seat, and now their offer is on the table. Sometimes it’s hard to come from the outside and beat the guy already in the clubhouse with the good score.

  1. clevelandrox - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    LOL, might take a little more than 12m a year to keep him from the heat… wrong time low balling your best player Toronto after making an impressive run in the playoffs

  2. d57fan - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Low ball? Are you a cretin?

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      Is he a cretin?

      We don’t know… but his username suggests that The Factory of Sadness has infected his thinking… and that’s understandable…

    • clevelandrox - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:14 PM

      LOL, are you slow? the heat is planning to offer around 10/11 mill, i think it is safe to say that majority of players in the league would trade just a couple mill to play with lebron james in south beach.. i dont even like the guy, but the truth is the truth…and i think its pretty safe to say the raps will struggle to make the playoffs in the east without lowry…maybe thats simple enough for yall

  3. Hard On For Harden - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Welp, so much for that. RIP.

    • 00maltliquor - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:31 PM

      Lowry saved you from yourselves. I’d rather keep Parsons. That would’ve been a dumb move.

  4. antistratfordian - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I don’t know… Morey is kind of rotund, so I’m sure he was thinking cheesesteaks when he got there.

    Miami seems to be very serious about Lowry though. Who knows what they’re up to… oh, that’s right, everyone on twitter.

    • eugenesaxe1 - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

      You can’t spell Philly without “cheesesteak”.

      • zoomy123 - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

        Morey already ate the “cheesesteak” out of Philly, so apparently he found a way.

  5. jcrileyesq - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    chase a guy out of houston then 2 years later please come back

    • Hard On For Harden - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM

      What a stupid statement. Lowry was in no way “chased” out, unless you count his inability at the time to adjust to McHale’s tough nosed approach versus Adelman’s player friendly style. Lowry was the one who came out publicly and asked for a trade.

      • enigma2742 - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM


  6. eugenesaxe1 - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    “Unless Riley wants to blow his wad on one player”

    That would be LBJ, and you might want to watch your phrasing.

    • patfic5 - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:17 PM

      Lol. Yeah, poor phrasing.

    • 00maltliquor - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:53 PM

      I’m dead!! LOL!

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