The Kyle Lowry trade rumors seemed to be dying down - that was until Toronto Raptors GM, Masai Urjiri, spoke today.

Many, including ESPN's Marc Stein believed a Lowry trade before this week's deadline was unlikely. But Urjiri reopened the door to a potential move when speaking to the Toronto Sports Network today.

Speaking on the Lowry situation he had this to say.

"I hate to comment about any player in that way, but I think we are not good enough so you have to keep it open.

"That's the honest answer. These guys have done pretty good. I know we've won a couple of games but we haven't done anything yet."

The comments come with the player's future under increased speculation, and will make interesting reading for the likes of the New York Knicks who have been Lowry's main suitor in recent weeks.

Lowry has been having an impressive season for the 28-24 Raptors, posting 16.7 points, 7.6 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game. 

But it seems the Raptors GM is willing to trade one of his main figures in order to replenish the team in the long run. 

Urjiri's comments could be seen as an attempt to keep the franchise active in the trade game, coming on the same day that rumors surfaced about the New York Knicks refocussing their attention on Jeff Teague as an alternative to Lowry.

It is likely this one will run up until the deadline.

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