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

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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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    Kyle is off the market, Toronto will retain his services, a blessing in disguise for Miami, because i know Pat would have over paid for him… This is what happens when Pat sits on his A33 for 4 years doing nothing while free agents and trades were out there to be had like Hawes and so on… now Riley is forced add a lot of players in a short time at the time of year everyone gets overpaid… great job Patrick !… a guy who really doesn’t get it

    • ShadowXL

      As a Raptors fan, I LOVE it!

    • Saskatoon Raps Fan

      Lol, there are cheaper options, but they certainly aren’t better

      • Real M-Fing talk !!!

        Avery Bradley, Eric Bledsoe, Patty Mills, Isaiah Thomas, Shaun Livingston
        each will be signed for half of what Kyle Lowry will make except for Bledsoe and Bradley… remember do not judge the players on individual skill set alone, they would be playing with Lebron big difference that carrying a team on their own…. or if you cannot get those guys, combinations of Beno Udrih, Jimmer Fredette or Mo Williams would be better than Mario Chalmers…

        Lowry is coming off his best year of his career, as the #1 option, he will not be that in Miami or get near the same shot attempts and it was his scoring that’s getting him paid this year not his assist totals…. and we all saw how Lowry struggled earlier in the season when Rudy was taking shots away from him… and i won’t mention Lowry up and down career to this season with weight issues those are all reasons i would stay away from him Lowry at 10plus million on a team like Miami if it was in the 7-8 million range then it would be a great signing for Miami

        off topic: i would sign a guy like Royce White (PF) and tell him stay in miami and only play home games… maybe it would go a long way to help him out…. its better than keeping a 12th or 15th player on your roster you never play !

        • Saskatoon Raps Fan

          Man Rudy sucked the soul out of the raptors. Lowry wasn’t putting up stats with rudy taking every shot, but he wasn’t playing terribly. As for looking for his own shot, raptors fans had that misconception when he just got there too. He actually really plays within the offense and only goes into hero mode when the team needs it. Those pull up 3s he takes are always in 2 for 1 situations, and he’s so friggin clutch on those, trust me you’d love them. Defensively he’s so tenacious and the best in the business at drawing offensive fouls. If he and lebron turn on the defensive intensity at the same time nobody would score. I really hope u guys don’t get him, but if u do I guarantee u guys will love him.

          I’m a raps fan but my brother is heat fan so we both saw a lot of both teams last yr and both agreed that Lowry would absolutely kill it in Miami. Losing bosh did not bother me nearly as much as losing Lowry will if he goes. He was so much better at carrying us than bosh ever was.

          • Real M-Fing talk !!!

            Well it was reported yesterday the Raps will sign him , its that 5th year that may be holding things up, and i know the Heat wont give it to Lowry at his asking price…
            Actually i am not a Heat fan but i have been following Lebron since his high school days…

            There were 2 players in the NBA i could NOT stand, it was Wade and Bosh and when Lebron went to south beach it bothered me because i was forced to watch them play…. lol ….i do not dislike them personally, i just hate their games, Bosh is overrated big time and you can always count on Bosh to lose the ball in the final minutes of a quarter and end of games..BUT still Toronto forced the ball into Bosh rather than design a team play… in Miami Bosh never has to worry about that anymore… and with Wade there is zero ball movemenmt went the ball is in his hands, he doesn’t look to make his teammates better only to make Wade better by scoring or passing when he doesnt have a shot…

            Finally Bradley and Mills i would take over Kyle… bradley is sick and when you can shoot like Mills you have no worries !

        • Saskatoon Raps Fan

          Also, those guy will get paid half of what Lowry does (except Bledsoe), but only Bledsoe has the potential to ever be as good as Lowry is right now