Sixers Expected to Make a Move on Kyle Lowry This Offseason
After being apart of major trade talks for the Sixers up until the trade deadline this season, Daryl Morey may not be finished perusing the Philly native. According to reports from Sam Amick and John Hollinger, the Sixers plan to make a move on Lowry through sign and trade.
Lowry is averaging 16.7 points and 7.3 assists per game while shooting around 38 percent from three. Lowry turned 35 in March, and expects to be paid on a short-term deal this offseason. Money is already tight for the Sixers thanks to max deals for Harris, Simmons, and Embiid which all have cap hits of around 30 million next year. If they’re going to get Lowry, Philly will have to move some big pieces just to make the money work. Packages would likely include guys that were mentioned when Lowry was linked to the Sixers at the deadline. Guys like Tyrese Maxey and Thybulle have only raised their stock since the deadline, and would be apart of a deal for Lowry.
Lowry is the prototypical point guard, something the Sixers could use even outside their second unit. Tyrese Maxey and George Hill are the only true guards on this roster currently, with one still developing and the other only fit as a role player off the bench. Maxey has the potential to become a great point guard for the Sixers in the future, but if Morey wants an all-star point guard now he’ll pursue a guy like Lowry. As much as Sixers fans have enjoyed Maxey off the bench, the championship window Philly has won’t be open for long. Morey may look to put his own super team together by bringing in Lowry’s talent for what could be his final years in the NBA.