9:47 PM: The Nets have resisted including their 2020 first rounder or Mason Plumlee in a deal for Lowry (Wojnarowski)
5:01 PM: Toronto is said to be seeking two of the following from the Knicks: Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway, Jr., and a future first round pick. (Stein)
4:43 PM: The Knicks' pursuit of Lowry is apparently being slowed by their refusal to surrender a first round pick. (Broussard)
4:00 PM: The Raptors have scouted Bojan Bogdanovic, and the Nets could, in fact, be the Knicks biggest competition. The Knicks are currently trying to structure the deal around a package that includes Raymond Felton and Metta World Peace. (Wojnarowski)
3:40 PM: Rival executives, reports Toronto is holding firm in asking for a "quality young player and/or first round pick." (Mannix)
3:33 PM: Lowry has a lot of interest in playing for the Knicks (Berman).
1:48 PM: The Nets are among the teams interested in Lowry. (Isola)
Isola says the Knicks and Warriors also have interest.
Tim Bontemps says a trade scenario to the Nets is unrealistic.
"This is like when the Nets were "interested" in Derrick Williams," Bontemps said. "It's fun to throw the Nets in trade rumors, but they have nothing to trade [...]Again, to repeat from earlier: look at Nets contract/pick situation and tell me how a Kyle Lowry trade makes sense."
Just so you have an idea of what Lowry will command, there is talk of the Knicks considering (albeit begrudgingly) moving Tim Haraday, Jr. in a deal for Lowry because their draft pick scenario is in such dire straights. Now look at the Nets, who can't trade a pick until 2020. Who would Brooklyn even give up in this scenario? Expiring contracts? Toronto has a full roster. So, I agree with Bontemps: I don't see how the Nets can get involved.