A clear frontrunner is reportedly emerging for Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry in free agency.
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Miami Heat have positioned themselves to land the All-Star point guard in free agency.
The Heat are expected by many to land Lowry in a sign-and-trade once free agency begins.
Miami picked up the contract option for Goran Dragic on Sunday. Dragic, combined with young forward Precious Achiuwa, could form the kind of package the Raptors would accept for Lowry.
“Lowry’s long been intrigued with joining Heat star Jimmy Butler and the Miami organization, and now Miami’s maneuvered to have two key elements of a possible sign-and-trade package – Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa — to offer Raptors once talks can ensue at 6 PM, per sources,” Wojnarowski reported this evening.
ESPN Sources: Once discussions are permitted to begin with the opening of NBA free agency on Monday, the Miami Heat are positioning themselves to become frontrunners to land Toronto's Kyle Lowry in a sign-and-trade agreement: https://t.co/hkJnpaAmYH
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 2, 2021
The Raptors might not hold onto Dragic for long.
According to ESPN, both the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans could emerge as potential landing spots for the veteran point guard.
NBA free agency is scheduled to begin on Monday evening. It’s shaping up to be an eventful one.