This season snapped a six-season streak of Kyle Lowry being named an NBA All-Star and he has been the leader for the Raptors on and off the court for years now. However, Lowry will soon be 35-years-old and age is definitely something that needs to be taken into consideration for this franchise moving forward. Lowry has not played like an All-Star this year and as a result, was left off the roster for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
Kyle Lowry is in the final year of his contract and is owed $30M this season, which makes things complicated in terms of trading him, but there are a handful of teams around the league who would love to add the veteran guard to their backcourt.
The biggest question that surrounds Lowry and his future is if the Toronto Raptors are willing to trade him. This organization just won a championship not too long ago with Lowry at the forefront of things, so it may seem like a stretch to think they will be shopping him around to see what they can get for him.
The Raptors and Lowry have both shot down all NBA trade rumors that he wants to move on from Toronto and that they are actively shopping him on the trade market before the trade deadline, but the Philadelphia 76ers remain a team that is interested in the veteran guard. Lowry grew up in Philly and went to Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, so it could make sense that the veteran guard wants to return home at some point in his career.
With him being in the final year of his contract and nearing the end of his career, now would be the best time for not only Lowry to join the 76ers, but for them to trade for him. So could they potentially pull off this huge trade before the trade deadline?
Let’s take a look at a trade scenario that could involve the Toronto Raptors trading Kyle Lowry to the Philadelphia 76ers.