After the Miami Heat were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals in five games, including three straight blowout defeats, the rumors surrounding their future began to swirl.
There has been speculation that LeBron James could be moving on from the Heat and his refusal to talk about his future on Sunday night only added fuel to the fire.
Most, however, expect James to eventually remain with the Heat for at least one more season. That has led to the speculation about who the Heat could add. They will be pursuing New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, but that looks like a long shot. With the way the Heat point guards, Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole, played in the finals, there is a belief they will chase Toronto Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors does not expect the Heat to land Lowry.
Lowry would certainly be a surprise, since even though I’ve seen plenty of speculation linking him to the Heat, it doesn’t appear as though there’s any legitimate interest from either side. Eric Bledsoe and LeBron share the same agent, but the Suns seem intent on matching any offer he gets. Really, though, it’s tough to count out anyone, since the Heat are about as attractive as they come for free agents. So, in other words, don’t be surprised to see a surprise guy in Miami this summer.
Lowry averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while sooting 42.3% from the field, 38.0% from beyond the arc and 81.3% from the charity stripe for the Raptors last season.
Most expect Lowry to re-sign with the Raptors.