Miami Heat open to Kyle Lowry trade deal

December 5, 2022

The Miami Heat are nowhere near the title contender they have been in recent seasons when healthy, with an 11-12 record this year.

Due to Kyle Lowry’s struggles and the fact that they only rank 26th in points per game and 23rd in offensive rating, they are having trouble scoring.

According to reports, the Heat are willing to trade Lowry to strengthen their roster.

Lowry, 36, averages 14.8 points and 6.0 assists a game this year, but his field goal percentage is 40.2 percent, down from 44.0 percent a year ago.

As reported by a source, “one league source indicated the Heat want to move Kyle Lowry, but he is 36 years old and has one more year left on his three-year, $85 million contract; it’s difficult to identify a team that would take him on and provides the Heat with an improvement.”

In the summer of 2021, Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa were traded to the Toronto Raptors, and Miami acquired Lowry. He had assisted the Raptors in leading them to the NBA title during the 2018–19 campaign. It was anticipated that he would give the Heat a genuine floor general who could also score and hit from outside, particularly during the playoffs.

Sadly, the native of Philadelphia was unable to succeed in the postseason. In 10 postseason games, he averaged just 7.8 points while shooting 29.1% from the field and 24.1 percent from 3-point range. Miami lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

On the other side, the team’s other cornerstones, Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, and Tyler Herro, have been doing well.

In addition to 9.1 rebounds per game, Adebayo is scoring a career-high 21.0 points, while Herro has kept up his impressive play after winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.

Max Strus, a wing, has also improved in his fourth professional season. His 15.1 points per game this season have been a revelation for head coach Erik Spoelstra.

The Heat would greatly benefit from a successful Lowry deal, especially one that nets them a reliable point guard.