NY Knicks: 3 reasons Kyle Lowry is a strong possibility at point guard

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The NY Knicks are gearing up for free agency and Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry could be one of their top targets.

New York has been linked to a few different point guard options, but Lowry might be the ideal fit for the Leon Rose-led Knicks and their future plans.

NY Knicks: Kyle Lowry’s departure from Toronto is inevitable

It’s no easy decision to let your longtime point guard and franchise player walk away in free agency, but the writing seems to be on the wall for Kyle Lowry.

There may have been some interest in retaining him earlier in the year, but after a disappointing season and a fortunate jump in the draft lottery, a draft where the Raptors will likely get to pick from guards Jalen Suggs or Jalen Green, it’s hard to see how Lowry fits into the equation. They of course, also have Fred VanVleet locked into a long-term deal, who has more than enough talent to take over full-time starting point guard responsibilities.

For the NY Knicks, they’re going to be exhausting all possibilities of potential roster upgrades.

We only have one year of the Leon Rose captained front office to analyze. Still, based on all of the rumblings, hints, and where this team currently stands in terms of constructing a title contender, Kyle Lowry appears to be a strong possibility at point guard next season.

The connection starts with how he fits the team’s timeline.