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Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry At Deadline

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Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:33 pm by RealGM Wiretap

The Houston Rockets attempted to trade for Kyle Lowry ahead of the deadline, according to sources.


Lowry was traded to the Toronto Raptors by the Rockets in the 2012 offseason.


Lowry has been one of the NBA's best point guards this season and will be a coveted free agent.


"I would have done things differently in Houston," Lowry said. "I really respected Kevin McHale. I wish I would have had an opportunity to play for him longer. The things he was teaching me, well, I didn't understand right away. When you get away from someone, though, see it from the outside looking in, you go back and think, 'Damn, I could've learned some more things from the guy.'


"I wanted to stay with Coach Adelman and needed to get over that. [McHale] came in with a different philosophy, and I wish I could've adapted to it quicker."

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Post#2 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:56 pm by inquisitive

saying all the right things to get a huge contract this summer and brush off the 'bad attitude' tag that has been put on him.
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Post#3 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:37 pm by kenwood3333

let me guess, by offering omer asik
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Post#4 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:47 pm by IMAN5

Asik and Garcia, which was probably rejected quick.
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Post#5 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:56 pm by Fellow72

inquisitive wrote:saying all the right things to get a huge contract this summer and brush off the 'bad attitude' tag that has been put on him.

Yup. It'll suck if he really does decide to leave raptors though. He was a double edged sword for them this season. Yes he is playing some of the best ball of his career that has brought them to a 3-4 seed in the east, but at the same time he helped ruin or perhaps stunted Raptor's planned rebuilding phase by doing so. If he leaves, The raptors will be worse, and will miss their chances for good draft picks for nothing, unless they somehow get a steal.
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Post#6 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:00 pm by NBADraft2003

IMAN5 wrote:Asik and Garcia, which was probably rejected quick.

:lol: Was that the actual deal?
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Post#7 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:01 pm by inquisitive

Fellow72 wrote:
inquisitive wrote:saying all the right things to get a huge contract this summer and brush off the 'bad attitude' tag that has been put on him.

Yup. It'll suck if he really does decide to leave raptors though. He was a double edged sword for them this season. Yes he is playing some of the best ball of his career that has brought them to a 3-4 seed in the east, but at the same time he helped ruin or perhaps stunted Raptor's planned rebuilding phase by doing so. If he leaves, The raptors will be worse, and will miss their chances for good draft picks for nothing, unless they somehow get a steal.


i could be wrong and maybe he has really matured....you guys should re-sign him if possible...just don't see any pt guard in the draft this year that is better than him...or will be better than him.
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Post#8 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:07 pm by texasholdem

I'm sure it was Lin not Asik.
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Post#9 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:26 pm by Fellow72

inquisitive wrote:i could be wrong and maybe he has really matured....you guys should re-sign him if possible...just don't see any pt guard in the draft this year that is better than him...or will be better than him.


No i believe he has. However, I'd say it started when he was on houston. Back when i watched games almost everyday, houston was the team i watched the most. Lowry used to be scared to shoot the ball from deep and had quite a few bad habits due to his lack of confidence. Near his last season with them, you could really see the difference though. So i was happy when he initially came to toronto unlike most raptors fans i know.

Since his confidence was sky high when he came here, and then being given a much solidified role with the raps made him the player he was today. When you are given the opportunity to be one of the main leaders of the team, good things can happen. But right now, i'd say he's evolved into probably the biggest leader on team atm. When you watch all the raptors off court stuff, you can really tell.

Raptors have little option but to try to bring him back now. Losing him would cause too much damage. when 4 out of your 5 starters are very young and have shown explosive potential, you have to do everything to keep them together.
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Post#10 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:42 pm by ciueli

I knew it, made too much sense for both sides. Toronto gets a good pg under contract next season and Houston gets out from under the final year of Lin's contract while not taking a step back this season. I still think Houston tries to move Lin and Asik in the offseason if they think they have a shot at Carmelo or Bosh in free agency.
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Post#11 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:35 pm by BallerTalk

Gotta admit I'm kinda blown away by this statement from Lowry.
It shows a tremendous amount of honesty and maturity on his part.

Lowry really came into his own as a player under Adelman and was playing at a near all-star level for the Rockets. When Houston made the coaching change there was some uncertainty but Kyle continued to play at a high level until injuries disrupted his season. What really widened the fissure between Lowry and McHale was during Lowry's absence Goran Dragic began to emerge as an upper level talent and when Lowry returned, McHale chose to stick with Dragic and work Lowry back in slowly. You could tell this didn't sit well with Lowry even though he was still getting significant playing time. Add that to the already uneasy feeling he had about losing Adelman and it became a real issue and the team ultimately suffered as a result.
Perhaps most disappointing of all about the way the situation ended was that Lowry had become a fan favorite during his time in Houston with his bulldog attitude and he and Dragic actually played very well on the floor together during that season.

As the poster Inquisitive said earlier, this could all be lip service from an impending free agent, but I tend to think there is some sincerity in his words. Especially considering how open and candid they are.
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Post#12 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:13 am by Brianmas23

Let me guess, they offered Lin and Asik for Lowry?!?
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Post#13 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:25 am by CHAMPi0N

Brianmas23 wrote:Let me guess, they offered Lin and Asik for Lowry?!?


Daryl Morey the "statistician" aka the real-life NBA2K GM.

I'd rather keep Lowry and trade him this off season. Double up on draft picks son!
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Post#14 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:59 am by zeebo

Wow Adrian, way to go! This is the US media trying to create drama to get Lowry back. Why would Lowry want to go back to Houston to play behind Howard and Harden. Lowry has his own team and is playing great because he is the guy. I don't see Lowry being as effective beside Harden. Harden needs the ball in his hands as does Lowry to be effective. If this rumour is true then it would be a dumb trade on the part of Houston (ruin's chemistry) and Toronto's.

Best case scenario for Lowry is to stay in Toronto for the rest of his prime playing years! Lowry would be stupid to leave in the summer when things are good but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised!
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Post#15 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:16 am by LApwnd

CHAMPi0N wrote:
Brianmas23 wrote:Let me guess, they offered Lin and Asik for Lowry?!?


Daryl Morey the "statistician" aka the real-life NBA2K GM.

I'd rather keep Lowry and trade him this off season. Double up on draft picks son!


Lowlry is an UFA son!
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Post#16 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:36 pm by texasholdem

Kyle should sign with his hometown Philly. Think he and MCW can start together.

my favorite Lowry play when he was a Rocket
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Post#17 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:28 pm by nikster

texasholdem wrote:Kyle should sign with his hometown Philly. Think he and MCW can start together.

my favorite Lowry play when he was a Rocket

Im sure he'll be jumping at the chance to play for the worst team in the league
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Post#18 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:04 pm by texasholdem

nikster wrote:
texasholdem wrote:Kyle should sign with his hometown Philly. Think he and MCW can start together.

my favorite Lowry play when he was a Rocket

Im sure he'll be jumping at the chance to play for the worst team in the league


They'll be getting Noel and possibly Wiggins or Parker. They won't be bad for too long.
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Post#19 Re: Rockets Attempted To Trade For Kyle Lowry
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:57 pm by nikster

texasholdem wrote:
nikster wrote:
texasholdem wrote:Kyle should sign with his hometown Philly. Think he and MCW can start together.

my favorite Lowry play when he was a Rocket

Im sure he'll be jumping at the chance to play for the worst team in the league


They'll be getting Noel and possibly Wiggins or Parker. They won't be bad for too long.

Still makes no sense. Lowry is 27 years old, and is about to get the last big contract of his career. I dont think he wants to spend the rest of his prime on a rebuilding team. 2 players who have yet to play an NBA game isnt going to convince him.
Plus a starting backcourt of Lowry/MCW would clog the paint, especially with Noel in the middle
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