MSG Chairman Reportedly Worried About Getting 'Fleeced Again'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Knicks owner James Dolan, angry with details being leaked, put the kibosh on a trade proposal Thursday that could have landed Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, according to the New York Daily News.

The Knicks were reportedly ready to send Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace and a third piece — either Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert or a 2018 first-round draft pick — to the Raptors for the 27-year-old Lowry.

Enter Dolan.

He became “enraged” by leaks to the media and was worried about getting “fleeced again” by Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri, the Daily News reported. Ujiri was the man behind Denver’s blockbuster Carmelo Anthony trade in February 2011.

Lowry, who was taken 24th overall by Memphis in the 2006 draft, is averaging a career-high 14.6 points and 6.7 assists this season.

Despite their brutal 6-15 record, the Knicks have won three of their last five and sit just 2.5 games out of first in the awful Atlantic Division.

Felton is expected to miss the next two to three weeks for the Knicks with a strained left hamstring. Shumpert is day to day with an ailing left knee.

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