According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Toronto Raptors have been in contact with Kyle Lowry's agent, but a deal is not imminent. When the clock struck... - From Tip of the Tower
I think that’s certainly something they’re talking about with Ibaka and Lowry, how far into the future they go.” This doesn’t necessarily mean the Raptors are going to pass on Lowry and Ibaka and blow this roster up en route to a full blown youth movement, but it does at least tell us that Ujiri has considered some sort of step back that, by the sounds of it, would mean injecting more youth into the Raptors.
You have at least six teams who are rebuilding and even if the Raptors blew this entire roster up, teams like the Nets will likely still be worse than Toronto.
On top of the handful of teams who are tanking, the upper echelon of the East isn’t exactly strong.
You have the Cavs, who are in a class of their own, the Celtics, who seem to be collecting assets until the end of time and, for whatever reason, can’t acquire a superstar, and the Wizards, who are similar to the Raptors.
So with the East being so open, does it make sense for the Raptors to tear this team down and rebuild?