NY Knicks: Could Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan reunite in NY?

NY Knicks, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
NY Knicks, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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NY Knicks, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan
NY Knicks, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Making the case for Kyle Lowry to the NY Knicks

At 35 years old, Kyle Lowry is going to be looking for what might be his last major payday.

Despite his veteran status, he remained effective as ever in his 15th NBA season. He averaged 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per game while hitting 39.6% of his threes.

At this stage in his career, Lowry has mastered the ability to know when to take a backseat and set up his teammates while also showcasing his tendency to go off for some huge scoring nights.

He dished out double-digit assist totals in 11 games and he also scored more than 20 points in 12 separate contests this year.

His leadership and experience at the point guard position would be extremely beneficial for a still-developing Knicks playoff team that would have a growing young core of Barrett, Robinson, Immanuel Quickley, and Obi Toppin.

With a solid young group already in place and a 26-year old All-Star in Randle, New York has the luxury of being able to bring in established veteran players to help keep them in the playoff picture without stunting the development of the youth.

Lowry and DeRozan aren’t in their prime anymore, but they’re still high-level scorers and playmakers that would fill two of the Knicks’ biggest needs.

If Team President Leon Rose can bring them in on 2 or 3-year contracts, New York fans can start dreaming about a deep playoff run instead of another first-round exit.

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