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07:35 AM ET 12.13 | Welcome to the Big Apple? The New York Knicks are pursuing Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry with a package of Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace and a 2018 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Knicks refused a Raptors proposal that would've included Iman Shumpert and Felton, sources told Yahoo Sports. Without a first-round pick or Shumpert, there is no traction for a deal. The Knicks have no appetite for including Shumpert or rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. in a package. Knicks owner Jim Dolan is sensitive to the public perception that Toronto general manger Masai Ujiri bamboozled New York in the Carmelo Anthony trade, and the chance of getting panned for giving up too much in a deal for Lowry has become a hurdle in these talks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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December 13, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Good lord they are already dipping into 2018 first round picks....

Man Cuban really did screw this team up....

December 13, 2013  07:59 AM ET

I would hold out for 2020 first round pick

December 13, 2013  08:06 AM ET

I hate the effing Knicks.

December 13, 2013  08:14 AM ET

So the Knicks want to give Toronto scrap heap players for a decent point guard? NY is becoming Raptors East.

December 13, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hate the effing Knicks.

Nah, don't hate the Knicks, hate the owner. Dolan is the problem.

December 13, 2013  08:26 AM ET

I just looked at the All Star voting and here is a prime example of why they should NEVER let the fans vote. It is a popularity contest.
Jeremy (Wall Street) Lin has more votes than Harden, Westbrook, Parker, and Lillard.

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December 13, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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True, but the AS game is about 12 year olds favorite players, not about how good the player is.I mean look at kyrie.....he's the 18th most efficient guard in the east and hes getting big votes early

Kyrie is a valid all star. ROY. Soon to be premier PG in the league.

December 13, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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True, but the AS game is about 12 year olds favorite players, not about how good the player is.I mean look at kyrie.....he's the 18th most efficient guard in the east and hes getting big votes early

There isn't a PG in the EC that is better.

December 13, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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Another reason why I jumped off the sinking ship that is the Knicks.Why in the world would you give up a first round pick for basically an average pg who hasnt played a ful season in like a half-decade, that can walk in 4 months?

Desperate teams will often make franchise altering moves that takes years to fix. The Knicks are now in desperation mode trying to keep Melo from bolting elsewhere. Caused by LeBron when he left Cleveland.

December 13, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

December 13, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Trade that draft pick and make sure it isn't protected. That's never back fired on teams before.

December 13, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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I hate the effing Knicks.

I'd make a point about whether or not Mark Cuban should have kept Tyson Chandler or not but that would be rubbing salt in an old wound for both of us, Doc.

I do feel for you guys, though. There's bad and there's this. Can't even blame Isiah.

December 13, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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Another reason why I jumped off the sinking ship that is the Knicks.Why in the world would you give up a first round pick for basically an average pg who hasnt played a ful season in like a half-decade, that can walk in 4 months?

Because the Knicks are in dire need of a good PG. Your savior Felton was not the savior that some fans thought he would be. The question is why would Toronto give up Lowry for scrubs? NY would have to include Shump or Hardaway.

December 13, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Start rebuilding now give them Melo!!!

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December 13, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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This year wall is better.Same points, more assists and far more efficient

And yet Washington would trade Wall for Irving in a NY minute. You're rating KI base on 20 games? LOL.

 
December 13, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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I don't know anymore.See look at it differentlyIn the system they run.....all the pg does is bring it up, then pass to melo or JrGranted you always want better talent, but is Lowry really a significant enough upgrade over felton that would warrant giving up a 1st round pick or a decent prospect? Is Lowry you g to vault them into contension? I don't think so.

I don't think so also but he is better than Felton. They want to upgrade that position and they'll have to add a player that Toronto wants.

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