The Miami Heat are currently playing in the NBA Finals, but they are expected to look to improve even more this offseason. At this point in time, the best way for teams to improve will be via trades. Could Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry be a potential target for the Heat?
Bleacher Report has named Lowry a perfect trade target for the Heat this offseason. Here is a brief part of their explanation for why the move would make sense.
With Goran Dragic entering free agency this offseason, Miami might be just the team to offer those assets. The Heat will need a point guard, and Lowry fits the mold. He’s exactly the type of smart and competitive player who Butler and the Miami culture covet.
Lowry would not come cheap. He is the heart and soul of the Raptors and would not be traded unless the Raptors were to receive a competitive offer. However, there is no question that the Heat would be an ideal fit.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Raptors, Lowry ended up averaging 19.4 points per game to go along with 7.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds. He shot 41.6 percent from the field overall and knocked down 35.2 percent of his three-point attempts.
At 34 years old, Lowry is in the final stage of his prime. He has one more year left on his contract, which makes this deal even safer for the Heat. If he doesn’t work out or shows signs of major regression, they can walk away and have a lot of cap space to work with.
Miami is a piece or two away from winning a championship. They could win one this year, but they were dominated by the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Bringing in a scorer like Lowry could make sense. He can shoot the ball at an elite level from the three-point line, which would fit what the Heat do offensively. His energy and drive to win would fit nicely alongside Jimmy Butler.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see what both the Heat and Raptors do this offseason. Kyle Lowry may not end up being available, but this is an intriguing idea to think about.