Kyle Lowry has been one of the most coveted free agents this offseason as the NBA is approaching 2021 free agency, which is set to begin August 2.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Heat and the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to ‘aggressively pursue’ Lowry.
“Yet while New Orleans has gained momentum toward landing Lowry, the race for his services still does consist of several suitors. Miami and Dallas are expected to aggressively pursue the All-Star point guard, sources said, as Lowry’s close relationship with Heat centerpiece Jimmy Butler is often mentioned among league personnel. The team that offers Lowry the most guaranteed money in the third year of his contract may ultimately sign him,” Fischer reports.
Miami is hoping to put together a strong veteran team with Jimmy Butler and Lowry as its perimeter duo, while the Dallas Mavericks created enough space to sign Lowry after trading away Josh Richardson to Boston. The Mavs are obviously seeking for another shot creator alongside Luka Doncic.
As for the Pelicans, the franchise could generate more cap space by renouncing the rights of Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart, however they still have room to sign Lowry to a lucrative deal due to the trade that sent Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams to Memphis.