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Yahoo's Vincent Goodwill has reported that longtime Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry will be signing a three-year deal with the Miami Heat as part of a sign-and-trade between the two teams.
Lowry immediately becomes a huge part of Miami's offense, who struggled to find playmaking with forward Jimmy Butler off the floor. Lowry averaged 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per game last season.
Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry has reportedly declined the invitation to join the 12-man Team USA roster at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
The veteran point guard has reportedly declined an invite to join the 12-man Team USA roster due to his impending free agency. Lowry played in just 46 games on a Raptors team that lost 45 games and finished fifth in the Atlantic Division, averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 assists per game during the 2020-21 season.
Kyle Lowry (rest) didn’t play in Sunday's 125-113 loss against the Pacers.
Lowry was rested the last six games as the Raptors continued to rest their regulars. This could have been Lowry’s last season in Toronto as he was nearly dealt at the NBA Trade Deadline. Lowry finishes the 2020-21 campaign averaging 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.8 triples across 34.8 minutes.
Kyle Lowry will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday as the Raptors continue to see their options elsewhere on the roster.
With the season all but over for Toronto, Lowry has taken the definition of a back seat on this team. Expect Malachi Flynn to draw the start at point guard with Jalen Harris right behind him.
Kyle Lowry (rest) didn’t play in Tuesday's 115-96 loss against the Clippers.
Lowry was rested for a fourth consecutive game as the Raptors are out of the NBA playoff race. His next chance to return will be Thursday against the Bulls.