5:03 p.m.: Toronto looking for two of: Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. or a first-round pick (Stein).
4:43 p.m.: The Knicks’ pursuit of Lowry is apparently being slowed by their refusal to surrender a first round pick. (Broussard)
4:00 p.m.: The trade is rumored to be the Knicks’ 2018 first-round pick, Raymond Felton and Metta World Peace for Lowry (Wojnarowski). If World Peace is indeed in the deal, the trade can’t happen until December 15, due to NBA rules on trading a player signed as a free agent.
Lowry, 27, is averaging 36.5 minutes per game, scoring 14.6 points, with 6.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds. Over his career, he averaged 10.8 points, 5.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in 27.8 minutes.
Harris DeckerHere’s how I see it: Sure, I’d love to bring Lowry in. He’s a solid point guard with the ability to both score and share the ball. He’s averaged 6+ assists in 3 straight seasons and would help the Knicks right away.
What I’m not willing to do is give up Shumpert or Hardaway Jr. in a deal for him. There is too much potential in those two player to bring in a guy like Lowry, who has never been — and will never be — a superstar.