Kendrick Perkins takes to Twitter to ponder over why LeBron James and the Lakers didn’t trade for Kyle Lowry at the trade deadline.
Perhaps the hottest available commodity in the NBA at this season’s March 25th trade deadline was Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Teams that are in title contention such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and Philadelphia 76er were looking to further bolster their backcourt by trading for a Playoff hardened veteran in Lowry.
The Sixers were out on the Kyle Lowry sweepstakes first, as they couldn’t seem to able to give up key defensive players in their rotation for Lowry. The Lakers were the team that were linked to Lowry the most, as the Heat had already found another guard in the form of Victor Oladipo.
Trade talks eventually fell through however as Masai Ujiri said he couldn’t find a package that compelled him to trade away Kyle Lowry. Besides, the 2019 champ was always more than fine with staying in Toronto and finishing his season with the ‘North’.
Kendrick Perkins wanted Kyle Lowry to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Fast-forward a month later and the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t in a great spot as of now. Even with LeBron James and Anthony Davis back in the starting lineup, they couldn’t score enough points against the worst defensive rated team in the league, the Sacramento Kings. They lost 110-106 in LeBron James’s return from injury.
With the Lakers now a single game back from falling into the play-in tournament, Kendrick Perkins takes to Twitter to question them on why they didn’t pull the trigger on a Kyle Lowry trade on March 25th.
Still can’t believe the Lakers didn’t pull the trigger to get Kyle Lowry at the trade deadline! Just saying tho…IMHO
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 1, 2021
In all fairness, the Lakers already have a ball dominant point guard in Dennis Schroder, along with KCP who is known to shoot as soon as he’s given the ball. Kyle Lowry would be yet another guard who would demand to have the ball in his hands a majority of the time, something which wouldn’t fair too well with the team’s real point guard, LeBron James.