Apr 30, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) and guard Kyle Lowry (7) come off the court during a break in the action against the Brooklyn Nets in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Brooklyn 115-113. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Lowry rumors: Lowry set to meet with Toronto Raptors Tuesday

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Toronto Raptors’ point guard is a very popular guy.

The Houston Rockets will be the first to make face-to-face contact with Lowry. Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey flew to Philadelphia to meet with Lowry on Monday. Lowry spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Rockets, who are said to be pursuing Miami Heat forward LeBron James and New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony as well.

The Miami Heat are also very interested in Lowry and reached out to him early Tuesday morning. The Heat believe upgrading from Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole to Lowry and first-round pick Shabazz Napier could be exactly what they need to climb back atop the NBA mountain.

Lowry is coming off of the best season of his career. He was the best player on a Raptors team that turned things around after dealing forward Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings.

The Raptors are very serious about retaining Lowry and are set to make him a huge offer.

In fact, Marc Stein of ESPN believes the Raptors might give Lowry a five-year deal.

According to Adrian Wojnarowksi, the Raptors are sending general manager Masai Ujiri and head coach Dwane Casey to meet with Lowry in Philadelphia Tuesday.

Lowry averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 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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