Lakers News: Lakers Inquired About Toronto’s Kyle Lowry

Lakers News: Lakers Inquired About Toronto’s Kyle Lowry

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

With the three top point guards out for a significant amount of time, Kendall Marshall will make his first start against the Utah Jazz tonight. While Marshall had 10 points and seven assists in Tuesday’s loss to the Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly inquired about Toronto’s Kyle Lowry.

Over the past month, there have been rumors of the Raptors moving Lowry. However, Toronto has played surprisingly well since the Rudy Gay trade and talks didn’t go anywhere according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger:

Things can always change in Lakerland, but for now, the team intends to keep Pau Gasol and ride it out with the group it has. In fact, league sources say the Lakers lodged an inquiry with Toronto about a deal for Kyle Lowry to stabilize their injury-ravaged point guard position.

While the Lakers have been looking to trade Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum, it is interesting to note that they intend to keep Gasol for the foreseeable future now. Although Lowry would be a great upgrade at point guard, the Lakers likely don’t have enough pieces to acquire him.

With the Lakers’ backcourt completely depleted, they will have to rely on Marshall playing major minutes with Jodie Meeks likely backing him up. Although he has played sparingly since being signed by the Lakers, Marshall has looked more comfortable on the floor and has done a solid job of creating wide open opportunities for his teammates.


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  • Jim213

    No point in acquiring Lowry now given the Lakers will miss the playoffs this season. The Raptors are asking too much (1 rnd pick) to consider Lowry now. Might as well wait until 2014FA however pray that Nash (stubborn) retires otherwise the team will be missing a starting PG until 2015 thanks to inept FO.

    • LakeShow

      Exactly. Don’t forget, Lowry is also an injury-proned player. Is it a good idea to build around a risky type-of-player?

      If we want to miss playoff, might as well tank hard and draft Dante Exum to play PG. At 6’6″, he’s going to be a nightmare for any PG to guard.

      I imagined the Lakers would trade Gasol to get 1st round pick, not trade the one we have to another team for short-term solution. Well unless Raptors willing to trade Lowry for Nash (really doubt it).

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Old news.No need to get Kyle.Just wait until he is a free agent.

  • rik

    The pick that they hope to get from the cavs can be used to get kyle. I dont think the lakers will be really bad to get dante exum or have enough money for bledsoe since phoenix will match anything. Lowry is the best PG available in FA after bledsoe so might as well get him now.

  • Marty Susman

    OK, send them Nash & Johnson

    • rik

      Nash and meeks for lowry and fields

  • john harris

    I sure hope the Lakers go shopping for players or draft picks soon. But I don’t blame them for tanking after the NBA totally screwed them.

  • prince121233

    Trade Pau for Bynum and 1st pick Then Lakers Trade Nash and Meeks for Kyle Lowry and 1st round pick ….

  • John Z Prosise

    Lakers could easily Make the Playoffs especially to acquire Lowry without a trade