Heat, Sixers, Clippers Among Teams Interested in Raptors Star Guard
Despite voicing their desires to hold onto Kyle Lowry through the deadline, the Toronto Raptors recent eight game slide may force their hand as a number of eligible suitors continue to arise for the veteran point guard’s services.
There are three days to go and the Raptors need to make a decision.
When healthy, Lowry has continued to perform at a very high level and as the Raptors continue to accumulate losses and fall out of the Eastern Conference playoff pictures, the front office appears be increasingly more open to listen to offers. It appears that if he is to be moved, Lowry prefers to be dealt to a contending team – a shocker to absolutely no one.
A big week looms for the Miami Heat, who continue to strongly covet Kyle Lowry via trade and who league sources increasingly peg as the most likely landing spot for LaMarcus Aldridge — provided San Antonio can't find an Aldridge trade before Thursday's deadline and buys him out.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 22, 2021
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, theMiami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers have arisen as the two leading suitors for Lowry. Lowry has a very close relationship with Heat star Jimmy Butler, making a potential transition to Miami seem extremely seamless. Meanwhile, a move to Philadelphia would mean that Lowry would be back home
In the midst of his 14th NBA season, Lowry is averaging 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game, while shooting 39.4 percent from the perimeter.
Aside from Lowry, Norman Powell is another name that has been rumoured to be in trade talks as well.