Kyle Lowry is 31 years old and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Lowry is coming off a career season with averages of 22.4 ppg, 7 apg, 4.8 rpg, and 1.5 spg on 46% shooting from the field. In this article, we will go over 4 potential destinations for the free agent. At 31 years old, does Lowry care more about getting paid or making a run at an NBA Championship? That’s for him to decide and for us to ponder at.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein on Twitter, “Late-season rumbles that Kyle Lowry will give legit thought to a free-agent switch to the West are sure to rise in volume after this series.”
4. Dallas Mavericks (Max-Contract)
This would make logical sense for both Dallas and Kyle Lowry. Dallas in desperate need to get a legit starting caliber PG. Yogi Ferrell is very raw and will take years to reach his full potential. This move would give Dallas a new big three in Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes, and Kyle Lowry. Next season will likely be Dirk’s last season and I would think the Mavs organization wants to give it one more run with the Legend at getting another banner. In addition, they could pay Kyle Lowry max money.
Even if he’s not considering Dallas as of right now, a sit down with Mavs owner Mark Cuban or Dirk Nowitzki could do the trick. What Mark Cuban wants Mark Cuban gets, except Deandre Jordan.
3. Philadelphia 76ers (Hometown)
The Philadelphia 76ers may have one of the brightest futures of any NBA franchise with all the future draft picks and young assets they have. According to HoopsHype, The Sixers plan to pursue to Lowry in free agency in hopes that he will consider coming home to Philly. In addition, the Sixers have the ability to offer max dollars to Kyle Lowry.
The chance to play in front of family and get well deserved max money. Forming a potential big four with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric has to be somewhat enticing. Lowry might just sign the dotted line and as Joel Embiid would say, “Trust the process”.
2. San Antonio Spurs (Motivation: Championship)
It may be time to move Tony Parker to the bench and look into having a new star point guard for the future. If Kyle Lowry decides that winning is the most important thing, then a move like this would make sense. Imagine a big three of Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. I agree it’s mouthwatering to think about.
The addition of Kyle Lowry could make San Antonio a faster team. We are talking about one of the faster, shiftier guards in all of basketball.
1. New Orleans Pelicans (The Big Three)
The Pelicans are missing one component into making their run to the top of the standings in the western conference and it’s a star playmaker. They already have two of the best big men in the game in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The addition of Kyle Lowry would make them even more dangerous. That potential would start translating to wins. This destination would allow for Kyle Lowry to finally have bigs capable of catching passes and dominating in the post. Far better than Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas could ever do. He’d be the best PG they’ve had since Chris Paul. Plays like a "pit bull" on the defensive side of the ball just like Chris Paul too.
The big three about making a move like this, it would allow Lowry to not be counted on as much to be a 20-10 guy in the assists. He’d be a third option. However, his potential value to this club is the playoff experience he has.