The Raptors have been on the pages of Hoops Rumors quite a bit over the last few weeks but as of tonight, it sounds like things have quieted down in Toronto. General Manager Masai Ujiri told a few reporters at the All-Star game, including Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler (via these Twitter links), that he hasn’t been engaging in trade talks as of late.
Ujiri won’t “close the door” on anything happening between now and February 20th, but he was also up front about his lack of communication with other NBA GMs up until this point. While he was complimentary of what his team (28-24, first place in Atlantic Division) has done so far this year, he was also realistic in noting that the Eastern Conference has been rather weak as a whole this year.
Kyle Lowry has been regarded as a trade candidate all year long and heavily connected to the Knicks, but so far the Raptors haven’t gotten an offer worth taking. If Ujiri is telling the truth, then nothing is imminent with the point guard and New York at the moment.