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.
Source: Toronto looking to S&T Kyle Lowry to Miami for cash and future picks. Part II: Bosh opts out, returns to Toronto.
— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) June 27, 2014
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.