5 teams who should make a push to trade for Kyle Lowry this offseason

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The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship two years back, but they did not show the same energy in the re-start. Their current roster could not make a similar run. In the offseason, the Raptors will have to make some moves with some key players hitting free agency and may have to consider trading Kyle Lowry.

Fred VanVleet, Marc Gasol, and Serge Ibaka are all unrestricted free agents. Toronto will make efforts to bring back VanVleet, but their big men could be on the move. They also have veteran players on expiring contracts. That includes Lowry.

He has been the franchise player in Toronto, so could they actually consider trading him?

Toronto wants to make a run at Giannis Antetokounmpo when he hits free agency. That is still a year away, but it is time to start thinking about finances leading up. If the Raptors decide to trade Lowry, they could get back young players or draft capital. Both will be cheap and that would leave room for Giannis. If they keep Lowry, they will make a run at one more championship.

As we creep closer to the draft, there will be rumors flying around. Here are five teams who would be good fits for Kyle Lowry in a trade.