One of the players the Miami Heat have been connected to this offseason is point guard, Kyle Lowry. Miami’s interest in the veteran goes back to the trade deadline when they were competing with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire him for the season’s stretch run.
While no deal was consummated at the time, Miami could try again now that he is a free agent. But, the Raptors are the team who can offer Lowry the most money.
A sign-and-trade could be in the works so everyone gets what they want. In that scenario, Tyler Herro could land with the Raptors.
Herro would give the Raptors a strong three-man group in the backcourt with Fred VanVleet, Gary Trent Jr. (if he is retained on restricted free agency) and Herro. It would be a role that Herro is comfortable with, as he did something similar with the Heat the first two seasons of his career.
The Raptors are another team that has to decide the direction they want to go in this offseason. Herro could be landing on a team that begins a rebuild, meaning his development could become a focus for the team. Or, if they want to contend, he has shown that he can deliver when the lights are brightest.