Raptors on verge of acquiring Lowry

The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of acquiring guard Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets, according to sources briefed on the discussions.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets will receive a protected future first-round pick, but stressed that a deal to send Lowry to the Raptors was not yet completed.

The Raptors have been talking with the Rockets about prospective Lowry deals for weeks, sources said, and seriously discussed the prospect of swapping the versatile guard for Toronto's No. 8 pick in last month's draft.

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