The last 6 seasons, Kyle Lowry has been named an NBA All-Star and he has been the leader for the Raptors on and off the court, but his age is definitely something that needs to be taken into consideration for this franchise moving forward. Lowry has not played like an All-Star this year and as a result, was left off the roster for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
It cannot go without mention, Kyle Lowry will be turning 35 years old this season and with Toronto’s struggles this season, they really need to ask themselves how many more years he can still contribute at a high-level.
Kyle Lowry is in the final year of his contract and is owed $30M this season, which makes things complicated in terms of trading him, but there are a handful of teams around the league who would love to add the veteran guard to their backcourt.
The biggest question that surrounds Lowry and his future is if the Toronto Raptors are willing to trade him. This organization just won a championship not too long ago with Lowry at the forefront of things, so it may seem like a stretch to think they will be shopping him around to see what they can get for him.
However, NBA trade rumors have surfaced about the veteran guard potentially wanting to be traded and Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Heat, Clippers and 76ers could be three ideal landing spots for him.
All three teams have been rumored over the months about wanting to pursue Lowry, but could they potentially make a run at him before the trade deadline? Who else could jump into the “Kyle Lowry Sweepstakes” and potentially trade for the 6x All-Star point guard?
Let’s take a look at three intriguing trade scenarios for the Raptors to consider involving Kyle Lowry.