On Monday, August 2, the NBA free agency begins, which means all 30 teams can start negotiating new contracts.
Grant Afseth of Sports Illustrated recently reported that the Miami Heat are the front runners to sign Kyle Lowry.
This past season, Ballys Sports Brandon’ Scoop B’ Robinson reported that Lowry was headed to the Heat at the trade deadline.
Lowry has a close relationship with Heat forward Jimmy Butler, according to Lindsay Czarniak of The Athletic, and Lowry is the Godfather of Butler’s daughter.
“He’s one of my absolute best friends. He’s the godfather of my daughter,” Butler said. “As competitive as it is, we’re always laughing, we’re always joking around.”
However, last week, FortyEightMinutes.com reported that Pelicans would be aggressively pursuing Kyle Lowry.
According to league sources, the Pelicans are preparing to offer Kyle Lowry a four-year max deal, according to NBA sources. It was also shared that fifth-year veteran Josh Hart of Villanova will the open market.
Last season for the Raptors, Kyle Lowry averaged 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game in 46 games. If Kyle Lowry departs in free agency, he will go being the franchise’s all-time leader in assists with 4277, steals 873, win shares 74.5, offensive win shares 50.5, and defensive win shares 24.0. He also helped the franchise win its first and only title in 2019 alongside Kawhi Leonard.