Report: Sixers Expected to be Top Suitor for Kyle Lowry
When NBA free agency opens for business, expect the Sixers to be open to wheel and deal.
One name to keep an eye in is Raptors free agent guard Kyle Lowry, per Shams Chararia of The Athletic.
The 76ers, Lakers, Mavericks, Pelicans and Heat are expected to be top suitors for Raptors free agent guard Kyle Lowry, sources said.
The Sixers are said to be one of four teams that will be after the former Villanova stars' services. The 35-year old averaged 17.2 points, 7.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds in 2020-21.
Sixers president Daryl Morey has ties to Lowry dating back to Houston, and was reportedly interested in adding him at the trade deadline, when it was reported that reported that the Raptors wanted multiple first-round picks plus Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle in a deal for Lowry.
The Sixers were unwilling to meet to those demands and instead added George Hill at the deadline.
Philly of course is home for Lowry and would be nice coming home present to pair him to play with center Joe Embiid.
To add Lowry, the Sixers would likely have to pursue a sign-and-trade option with the Raptors and could include Ben Simmons to make the salary work.
Adding Lowry could be a big move after watching what a veteran player like Chis Paul did for the Phoenix Suns this season, leading them all the way to the NBA Finals.
Would adding Lowry to a duo of Embiid and Tobias Harris get the Sixers over the top.