New York Knicks: 3 Reasons why Kyle Lowry makes sense

Kyle Lowry, New York Knicks. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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New York Knicks: Kyle Lowry could provide more playmaking

Kyle Lowry is currently averaging 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per game, which just screams playmaker. You need someone to get a clutch bucket, Lowry can do it. You need someone to find the right man open, Lowry can do it.

If you take this current Knicks squad and simply swap out Elfrid Payton with Kyle Lowry, we are looking at legit contenders for the Eastern Conference.

Bias conclusion? Possibly but come on! We are sitting in the fourth seed without him. Kyle Lowry, RJ Barrett, and Julius Randle all being on the court at the same time is an offense that could be scary. A solid trio for sure.

Lowry has shown he can play with anyone and make everyone around him better. DeMar Derozan, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, it doesn’t matter, Lowry’s game never changes. You always know what you will get out of him, a real facilitator.

This could provide huge benefits to both Julius Randle and especially RJ Barrett. Barrett has had a great leap in year 2 but needs to continue his development. I think Lowry can fast-track that greatly.

Will Kyle Lowry fit in the Knicks starting five?

Julius Randle has shown us he enjoys dominating the ball and running the offense through him, almost like a point forward. This works great with Barrett now that he is a certified sharpshooter from three. Randle attracts double teams which leaves Barrett open more times than not.

Kyle Lowry, although a great point guard who can set his teammates up for success, can also play off the ball spotting up for threes. I honestly can’t think of many players who would fit this Knicks team better than Kyle Lowry.