Report: Heat Close To Trading For Kyle Lowry
Rich Bucher of Bleacher Report is reporting that a deal is “imminent” between the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors centered around point guard Kyle Lowry.
In the deal, Lowry would get his wish to “play for championships,” by joining the Miami Heat in a sign and trade agreement that would send Norris Cole to Toronto.
The deal, which will consist of the Raptors signing and trading Lowry in exchange for Heat point guard Norris Cole, cash and a combination of future draft picks, can’t be officially consummated until sometime after July 1 because Miami is currently over the salary cap and must sort out its position with its existing core of superstars—LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
According to the report, Lowry will be a member of the Heat regardless of what transpires between the big three.
“Lowry will be a member of the Heat,” said the source, regardless of how the discussions between the current Big about opting out progress.
If the Heat are trying to appease LeBron James, adding Lowry and Shabazz Napier will definitely make the king happy. Neither player will accept being the team ‘whipping boy” and both players will take pressure James by actually being able to guard opposing point guards.