Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is expected to be at the top of the Heat’s free agent wish list this offseason, according to Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald.
Lowry, 35, will be an unrestricted free agent. (Full Hoopswire list here.)
Chiang cited Lowry’s close relationship with Jimmy Butler as one of the reasons the Heat may pursue the veteran. The Heat also contemplated a Lowry trade at the March deadline, Chiang noted.
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who is expected to opt out of his contract, could be another option for the Heat, but Lowry would be the priority, Chiang wrote.
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- Butler has opted to bypass the Tokyo Olympics with Team USA, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Butler joins a list of opt-outs that also reportedly includes Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
- Rumors of Heat coach Erik Spoelstra being a candidate for the Trail Blazers are dead, Portland radio voice man Travis Demers reported, citing a source close to the situation. Spolestra has been Miami’s coach since 2008 and that is where he is staying, Demers wrote.
- Warriors free agent forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is another player drawing interest from the Heat, per Drew Schiller of NBC Sports Bay Area.
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