Former NBA Champion Furious With LA Lakers After Kyle Lowry Trade Fail

Published 03/27/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Feb 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Lakers are in need of some serious help. While the team bounced back from a four-game losing streak with a win over a Collin Sexton-less Cleveland Cavaliers, there are a lot of issues to address on the team. They look lackluster without their stars on the court. But they could have changed the team up by trading for Kyle Lowry.

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With LeBron James and Anthony Davis out injured, the Lakers’ depth is getting exposed. However, they were in a position where they could have added some championship DNA and a cerebral point guard in Kyle Lowry from the Raptors. However, the trade didn’t go through because LA refused to give up Talen-Horton Tucker. Kendrick Perkins was not happy about it.

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“You cool with Bron, I’m cool with Bron. You got his number, you call him and ask him what his level of concern is right now after watching this Lakers team play without him. Because to me, the role players are not stepping up. This is why I said yesterday that if I’m the Lakers front office, I am making that trade for Kyle Lowry, I don’t care what I give up.”

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Adding Kyle Lowry could have been a gift and a curse for the Lakers. While he would definitely solidify their chances in the playoffs, trading away the team’s depth would have severely hurt them right now. Lowry may still be amazing, but he cannot carry a team as the number one option.

Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) talk during a break in the action against the Clippers at Staples Center. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

However, the Lakers could have swung a trade for him just for the eventual playoff run. But the price was anyway too high, so them holding their ground on THT is a good thing to see. But this current team has to work very hard to stay in the top six of the West.

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LeBron is estimated to still be out for a month, and there is no clear timetable on Davis’s return. Hopefully, the pair take their time and recover after they are at their best. But in the meantime, the remaining Lakers need to help keep this team’s standing on the table secure.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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