The Toronto Raptors came close to making an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals— losing by just five points in a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics. Kyle Lowry played a key role in their success, but could the Dallas Mavericks attempt to make a move for him to pair with Luka Doncic?
The Raptors had a busy offseason with plenty of key players entering free agency— including Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol. Both players ended up departing to Western Conference contenders. Before that, Toronto completed a substantial contract extension with Fred VanVleet.
It’s clear that VanVleet is viewed as the future of the Raptors’ backcourt given the hefty investment Toronto is making in him for the long-term. With Lowry playing on an expiring deal and being set to turn 35-years-old in late March, the end of his tenure with the team could be looming.
Whether it’s in the trade market or using free agent next NBA offseason, the Mavericks will need to keep tabs on Lowry’s availability. The rise of Luka Doncic to All-NBA First-Team status should prompt Dallas to make substantial moves to field a contending team. Acquiring Lowry would achieve precisely that.
Let’s take a look at a trade between the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors that features Kyle Lowry.