The Toronto Raptors are just two years removed from an NBA championship. They are off to a 7-10 start this season after a busy offseason. The front office made plenty of moves and they do not seem to be working right away. Kyle Lowry could be the next player sent away from Toronto and the Dallas Mavericks could be a potential landing spot.
Lowry has shown this season that he can still play the game at a high level. At 34-years old, Lowry is averaging 17.8 points in 14 games this season. He is shooting 35.2% from three-point range. During the offseason, the Raptors made it a priority to sign Fred VanVleet to a long-term contract extension.
They were able to sign a four-year deal, with an option for the final year, worth $85 million. This has worked out early on but the Raptors also lost some key players in Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol. Their lineup is not extremely deep and this is where a trade could come into play.
The Mavericks are a team that might be interested in Kyle Lowry’s services. Luka Doncic is an early-season MVP candidate averaging 27.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game this season. He is already one of the best players in the game and that will be the case for many years.
The Mavericks created a dynamic duo last season when they made a deal for Kristaps Porzingis to pair with Luka Doncic. This led the franchise back to the postseason where they were able to take the Los Angeles Clippers to six games. The front office could be looking to add another star after a slow start to the season.
Lowry is a name that could be on the trading block prior to the NBA trade deadline. Here is a potential situation where the veteran point guard could be sent to Dallas.