The Toronto Raptors spent a ton of time leading up to this year’s NBA trade deadline fielding calls on Kyle Lowry and after having a deal close to being finalized with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Raptors pulled out of negotiations last minute and decided not to trade Lowry.
Now, with the 6x NBA All-Star being in the final year of his contract, Kyle Lowry is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2020-21 NBA season and can freely sign wherever he wants. Toronto would obviously love to keep Lowry, especially since they did not trade him at the NBA trade deadline this year, but could he look to sign with the Miami Heat? This will be something to monitor in NBA rumors.
Miami, along with the Philadelphia 76ers, were one of the main teams that were highly involved in trade talks with the Raptors about potentially adding Lowry and when trade talks slowed down around the Raptors’ guard, Miami quickly made the move to add Victor Oladipo to their roster.
Oladipo is also in the final year of his contract and has only played in four games with the Miami Heat due to a knee injury that has kept him sidelined since early April. There’s no guarantee that he will be brought back after reaching NBA free agency.
Now, with Oladipo’s future in question and the Miami Heat likely not going to see another magical run to the NBA Finals this year, could they look to pursue Lowry again in the offseason?
Let’s take a look at three reasons why Kyle Lowry should consider joining the Miami Heat this coming offseason, potentially signing with the in NBA free agency.