Kyle Lowry was not going anywhere at the trade deadline, according to the Toronto Raptors. Despite reports that the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Philadelphia 76ers were all interested in acquiring the All-Star point guard, Toronto chose to keep him ahead of his unrestricted free agency this summer.
It’s a different story whether they keep him or not, because someone will be interested in getting Lowry on board this summer. According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick and John Hollinger, the Sixers are still interested in acquiring Lowry but realize that it would almost definitely have to be through a sign-and-trade.
According to sources, the Sixers are still interested in signing him to a potential sign-and-trade deal. Although they signed George Hill at the deadline to replace Lowry, only $1.2 million of his $10 million salaries is guaranteed for next season, and the contract expires at that point. There is still a lot of curiosity in Lowry there.
Lowry was said to want two years and at least $50 million anywhere he was traded around the deadline, and while it’s unknown whether that’s still the case for a player who will be 36 next season, Philly can’t do it straight up in the free agency. Nonetheless, they make a lot of sense because they allow Lowry to return home and pursue another championship, and they could really use his contributions as a floor general.