Kyle Lowry was trending on twitter for all the wrong reasons after the Lakers acquired Bev.

Published August 26, 2022 at 8:33

During the 2020-2021 trade deadline the Lakers were looking to bolster up their lineup and acquire Kyle Lowry via a trade from the Toronto Raptors. However, the Lakers refused to include Thalen Horton Tucker, as they believed he was a future star and didn't want to let go of the young prospect.

The raptors ended up trading Lowry to the Heat in a sign and trade deal and the Lakers ended up getting Russell Westbrook from the Wizards for a haul of players that includes KCP, Kuzma and Harrell.

According to the Athletics Bill Oram and Jovan Buha who wrote about the Lakers Lowry rumours back in 2021, mention that Rob Pelinka pulled out of the deal thinking the price was too high for the 35 year old point guard.

Multiple sources told The Athletic that the Lakers and [Toronto] Raptors discussed a trade that would have sent both members of Los Angeles' starting backcourt, Dennis Schröder and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and likely some draft compensation to Toronto for Lowry. The same sources said that, Rob Pelinka, the Lakers' vice president of basketball operations, insisted that price was too high for the 35-year-old Lowry, and that he was not willing to trade Horton-Tucker, the 20-year-old combo guard who has emerged as a valuable rotation player for the Lakers in his second season.

Now, after only acquiring Bev for THT, the Lakers caught some serious backlash on twitter from the fans. Here are some of the best reactions.

Tough luck for the Lakers, the addition of Lowry would have helped the team get more organized on the court. The veteran point guard led Miami to a number 1 seed in the Eastern conference last year. Meanwhile, the Lakers point guard led them to the golf course by seeding 12th place in the Western Conference standings.
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Kyle Lowry was trending on twitter for all the wrong reasons after the Lakers acquired Bev.

Was it a mistake from the Lakers not to acquire Lowry?

Yes2083.3 %
No416.7 %
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