Two former Villanova Wildcats were moved today at the NBA's trade deadline.
Kyle Lowry was involved in a three team trade between the Grizzlies, Rockets, and Magic. Lowry will be going to Houston with Brian Cook, Rafer Alston will go to Orlando, and Memphis will receive the Magic's first round pick. Lowry has seemingly been involved in trade rumors ever since the Grizzlies drafted Mike Conley in 2007. Frankly, I'm glad to see him get out of Memphis, a franchise going nowhere. Even with Tracy McGrady out for the season Houston is a playoff contender, and I've always believed Lowry would be more effective on a better team. He will be sharing point guard duties with Aaron Brooks and Luther Head. Kyle will also be reuniting with former Nova assistant coach Brett Gunning. Lowry made his return from an ankle injury Tuesday night. He is averaging 7.6 points and 3.6 assists on the season, with highs of 25 points and 12 assists.
Tim Thomas was traded from the New York Knicks, along with Jerome James and Anthony Roberson, to the Chicago Bulls for Larry Hugues. This is the second time this season Thomas has been traded, and it is the second time of his career that he's been traded from the Knicks to the Bulls (first in 2005). Tim is averaging 9.6 points and 3.5 rebounds on the season, with highs of 26 points and 11 rebounds.