Kyle Lowry in Guard Swap Gets Traded to Toronto Raptors
Apparently, the Toronto Raptors have finally bought into the time honored adage: “Offenses bring in the crowds but defenses win championships”.
In a serious effort to boost their team defense, they have swapped guards with the Houston Rockets trading Gary Forbes for the highly skilled Kyle Lowry.
However, Toronto had to give up a future first round draft pick to even out the trade.
Lowry took to twitter yesterday to thank Houston fans for their support.
I just want to thank the city of Houston and the fans for showing me love like I was one of y’all own, and I’ll always keep that in my heart
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) July 5, 2012
The move underscores Coach Dwayne Casey’s efforts to have the team focus on improving their team defense. It’ been an uphill battle for the coach but his persistence has paid off. It’s not known yet how Lowry feels about the trade.
Lowry, a seventh-year pro, averaged 14.3 points and 6.6 assists per games last year for the Rockets.