James Dolan squashes Kyle Lowry trade
Thursday’s rumor was that the New York Knicks were seeking to acquire point guard Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace, and a 2018 first round pick.
However, recent reports suggest that the owner of the New York Knicks, James Dolan, has prevented the deal from happening. And the reason has less to do with the players involved and more to do with their own in-house problems.
One source told the New York Daily News, “There are two problems," the source said. "Dolan didn’t like that someone from his group leaked it to the media, and the other problem is the Knicks seem to have too many (people) involved with making decisions."
Furthermore, James Dolan has been swindled by Raptors GM, Masai Ujiri, before. At that time, Ujiri was the GM for the Denver Nuggets and managed to get a third of the Knicks roster in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, not to mention giving up their future.
Clearly, Dolan didn’t want to get swindled again by Ujiri, but the Knicks are in a bit of a dilemma with Raymond Felton out another 2-3 weeks. The Knicks need help in their backcourt and a point guard that can create off the dribble. Until then, they’re going to continue to struggle putting the ball in the basket and be on the outside look in for the playoffs.