Mar 31, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots the ball over Miami Heat guard Toney Douglas (0) as forward LeBron James (6) looks on in the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat working on sign-and-trade for Kyle Lowry

The Miami Heat desperately want to upgrade at point guard.

In the NBA Finals, Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers were both an absolute disaster in the NBA Finals and were a big reason the Heat were easily disposed of in five games by the San Antonio Spurs in the finals.

There have been rumors the Heat would be looking to make a major upgrade if all three of the Heats’ big three decided to opt out. Forward LeBron James has already done so, but big man Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have yet to make a decision. New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony is reportedly going to be a target, but it seems like Toronto Raptors’ free agent point guard Kyle Lowry or a player similar to him would be a better option.

However, the Heat acquired the rights to former Connecticut Huskies’ point guard Shabazz Napier in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets, leading many to believe that may be the end of their point guard chase.

That, however, is clearly not the case.

According to Ric Bucher of of 95.7, Bleacher Report and Comcast/NBC, the Heat are looking to acquire Lowry from the Raptors in a deal that would send cash and future picks to Toronto.

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.


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  • Mike

    Bosh was the second best player on the team last year. Lowry is not a top 10 guard. This move makes no sense at all. Maybe to replace Wade. Why overpay for him?

    • Real M-Fing talk !!!

      it makes sense… if miami is getting Melo, who would you rather have doing Bosh’s job, him or Melo… athough i do not like the idea of getting Lowry, he has been an up and down player his entire career.. his numbers were great this year because he was option 1, taking 14 shots a game… Kyle was struggling when Rudy gay was option #1 and in miami Kyle would be at least option 3 or 4 !

      • Hugh G. Rection

        Really good point. The Heat just need an athletic, pass-first point guard that won’t turn over the ball too much, can lead a fastbreak, and is a threat to score if left wide open. Shabazz can do that, and it’s better that they keep some young stock, develop him into the system, and can pay him cheap as a mid 20 pick, meaning more cap space.

        It was a bit too perfect for Miami :( hopefully Marcus Smart turns out as great as I think he will, and we can possibly trade Rondo and get rid of Wallace or Bass for a good center. Smart-Bradley-Green-Sully-Monroe. Young as a sixth man. Should have enough cap space to upgrade from Green. That’s good enough for 6-8 in the East.