Free Agency 2021

Report: Lakers, 76ers, Heat among teams expected to be 'top suitors' for Kyle Lowry

It looks like there will be no shortage of interest in Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in free agency.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat are expected to be "top suitors" for the six-time All-Star.

Lowry will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Appearing in 46 games, Lowry averaged 17.2 points, 7.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds on .436/.396/.875 shooting splits in the 2020-21 season.

While Lowry wasn't named an All-Star for the first time since 2013-14, NBA.com's Leandro Fernández ranked him as the second-best point guard in this free agent class, trailing only Chris Paul, who has a player option in his contract for the 2021-22 season.

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The Raptors decided not to move him at this season's trade deadline, but they were reportedly "seriously engaged" with the Heat, 76ers and Lakers on a potential deal for Lowry.

The 76ers, Lakers, Pelicans and Heat aren't projected to have the cap space likely needed to sign Lowry in free agency, but they could pursue him in a sign-and-trade.

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