The Toronto Raptors may be settled on keeping Kyle Lowry past the NBA trade deadline as they pursue a playoff spot.

"We've heard it from [Toronto] that he won't be moved," a rival front office executive told Yahoo Sports.

The Raptors were close to trading Lowry to the New York Knicks back in December.

Lowry will be a free agent this offseason and could demand a four-year, $45 million contract on the open market.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday that the Knicks are again interested in Lowry, while ESPN's Chad Ford reported on Wednesday that he is hearing the Raptors are aggressively shopping him.