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jeffb 06-25-2014 02:44 PM

Lowry wants to play for a contender
 
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At 28 years old, Kyle Lowry wants to compete for a championship. He has only been to the postseason twice in his eight-year NBA career and while he enjoyed both experiences, he is at the point where he wants to contend for a title and simply making the playoffs isn’t good enough.

As Lowry enters unrestricted free agency next week, that’s one of the main factors that he’ll consider as he weighs his options. Lowry wants to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy in the near future, and this summer he could put himself in position to do that.

“I think the right situation is somewhere I’m winning and being happy, and honestly I want to play for a championship,” Lowry told Basketball Insiders. “I’m happy with making the playoffs and doing that, but the end game for all players should be a championship and that’s what I want to play for. I want to play for a championship.”
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While Lowry will certainly meet with teams and weigh all of his options this offseason, a return to the Raptors is still a possibility as well. Toronto is coming off of an incredible 48-win season in which they finished as the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

“It was fun,” Lowry said of Toronto’s successful season. “I think it was one of those things where we expected it internally, but no one on the outside expected it. Internally, though, we expected to do something special and we said it from day one. For it to come true and to go the way it went, yeah it was fantastic and it was a joy to be a part of.”

When Lowry looks at the Raptors’ roster, he gets optimistic and thinks that the best is yet to come. If he were to re-sign with Toronto and the team returned as currently assembled, he believes the future could be bright. When asked how good the Raptors can be, Lowry doesn’t hesitate.

“Honestly, I’ve thought about it and I think the answer is very good,” Lowry said. “We have a lot of very good young pieces. It all starts with DeMar [DeRozan], and I think Jonas [Valanciunas] and Terrence [Ross] could be really good. I think that the team as a whole could be really good. Last year was a great year; we had a bunch of guys who just wanted to go out there and win games. Everyone was very unselfish and knew what was at stake and wanted to be a good team. I think the team is very talented. I think it’s very good upside for the Raptors.”
Free Agent Kyle Lowry Seeks Championship | Basketball Insiders | NBA Rumors And Basketball News

TDotRaptor 06-25-2014 02:46 PM

we are technically a contender in the east :mu:

Snooch 06-25-2014 03:18 PM

If Lowry goes, we better be trading Demar.


However if Lowry stays, whatever.

jeffb 06-25-2014 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Snooch (Post 903957)
If Lowry goes, we better be trading Demar.


However if Lowry stays, whatever.


Are you high already?

omar36 06-25-2014 03:24 PM

why would we trade demar if lowry left, you wanna start the tank up again, ugh

creative1mm 06-25-2014 03:25 PM

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If Lowry goes, we better be trading Demar.


However if Lowry stays, whatever.
Honestly.. I was thinking the same thing. But Demar is fine who ever gets traded from this team, he is loyal..

Fröz-d 06-25-2014 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by omar36 (Post 903960)
why would we trade demar if lowry left, you wanna start the tank up again, ugh

That tanks not looking so good these days. :dead:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2735/...98aa8e4b_m.jpg

Tommy C 06-25-2014 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 903959)
Are you high already?

:yeah:

Wictory 06-25-2014 03:48 PM

Wow this forum is like a huge mood swing

Chill there's nothing new he mentions there. He wants to be on a championship caliber team. No shit which competitive player wouldn't. He phrased in a way to emphasize the development and potential of this team.

Lowry knows very well that MU plan is to have a contender by 2016 and Lowry has reaffirmed it b4, I remember he said something similar in a post game interview

Not to mention everything he has done so far would suggest to me that he's staying.

That fundraising event he attended with some players on this team, the cues given so far favour us retaining him as opposed to another "contending" team sweeping in to take hi,

jeffb 06-25-2014 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Wictory (Post 903964)
Wow this forum is like a huge mood swing

Chill there's nothing new he mentions there. He wants to be on a championship caliber team. No shit which competitive player wouldn't. He phrased in a way to emphasize the development and potential of this team.

Lowry knows very well that MU plan is to have a contender by 2016 and Lowry has reaffirmed it b4, I remember he said something similar in a post game interview

Not to mention everything he has done so far would suggest to me that he's staying.

That fundraising event he attended with some players on this team, the cues given so far favour us retaining him as opposed to another "contending" team sweeping in to take hi,




That's all fine and good, but until he re-signs i'll be cautious about being too optimistic.

box92 06-25-2014 04:25 PM

Ugh. Oh well. If he leaves, I hope masai has a back up plan ready

LX 06-25-2014 04:33 PM

Alex Kennedy? Love reading shit from page hit whores. I'm guessing this dude throws a few bucks at jeff every now and then.

Ball Don't Lie 06-25-2014 04:36 PM

If Lowry leaves, the Raptors fanbase will collectively jump off the proverbial cliff together.

jeffb 06-25-2014 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by LX (Post 903976)
Alex Kennedy? Love reading shit from page hit whores. I'm guessing this dude throws a few bucks at jeff every now and then.

Haah, this again? Lol

Raptorman 06-25-2014 04:45 PM

Like I said before. Lowry is going to make a bad decision chasing $$$. Book it.

js12 06-25-2014 04:45 PM

If Lowry leaves, do we have cap space to make a run at Luol Deng?

box92 06-25-2014 04:49 PM

Would rather go after parsons or hayward

js12 06-25-2014 05:02 PM

But do we have cap room, that's the question. :p

Aamir 06-25-2014 05:04 PM

Would rather much have LeBron. :cookie:

Tommy C 06-25-2014 05:08 PM

Well, nothing new really. If MU can improve the team to the point we become a contender so there is a good chance he stays, but if he gets multiple offers by contenders that's a different story. We sure want to contend but we need to go deeper in the playoffs in order to really make some noise.


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