Kyle Lowry Heads to Warmth in Signal-and-Commerce with Raptors

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As Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN had confirmed from Kyle Lowry, the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a sign-and-trade in which the 35-year-old veteran breaks into the Heat after nine seasons with the Raptors.

Per Wojnarowski, Lowry’s contract with Miami will run for a three-year contract.

Although the details of the transaction have not been confirmed, Miami’s decision to exercise the $ 19.4 million player option on point guard Goran Dragic was viewed as a potential precursor to a sign-and-trade with Lowry.

Dragic, a tall sophomore, Precious Achiuwa, and a second-round pick are set to go to the Raptors in the deal, according to Miami Heat Beat’s Christian Hernandez.

Lowry’s addition to the Heat roster is a nod to a familiar competitive spirit in Miami, with the brave playmaker averaging 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per game in the 2020-21 season (while he was 39.6 percent from 3rd place) -Points range shoots) and has extensive postseason experience.

Though savvy Dragic and athletic Achiuwa – a first-round pick in the 2020 NBA draft – were prized by Miami, Achiuwa’s relative lack of goal effectiveness (5.0 points per game in 2020-21) and Dragic’s defensive shortcomings seem like the Heat convenient to trade them in their endeavors to acquire Lowry who has long been known as an effective two-way player.