NBA Trade Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers Expected to Make a Move for Raptors’ Kyle Lowry

Published 02/25/2021, 12:04 PM EST
Feb 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The Philadelphia 76ers currently hold the best record in the Eastern Conference. Their star duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are getting the job done for the franchise. However, considering the immense competition in the league, they might need to add another piece to their roster.

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In fact, the team was one of the front runners to land now-Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden. The deal broke down, but with Harden joining the Nets, it gave birth to a super team in Brooklyn.

So are there any players for the conference leaders who can further bolster their roster prior to the trade deadline? Well, yes, there is one ray of hope for the 76ers.

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Raptors’ Kyle Lowry the perfect fit for the Philadelphia 76ers?

Jan 27, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) attempts a three point shot during the first quarter of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Lowry, 34, is in the last year of his contract with the Raptors. Although he has spent nine seasons with the Raptors, it might be time for him to move forward. According to a report by CBS Sports, Lowry is on the radar of Philly.

“The Sixers, meanwhile, could make a big acquisition of their own. League sources say Philadelphia, which came up short in its bid for Harden, is still seeking major moves to increase its championship odds. The trade market still needs to take shape in the coming weeks, so realistic targets are unclear.

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“But one name to monitor is Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, a 34-year-old Philadelphia native in the final season of his contract. A veteran perimeter shot-creator is the only piece the Sixers truly lack, and there aren’t many other players on Lowry’s level who are even theoretically available.”

Since winning the NBA Championship in 2019, the Raptors are on a steady decline. Last season, they were eliminated in the second round by the Boston Celtics. Additionally, they had a poor start to the season, but have gradually stabilized themselves as the season continued.

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However, considering the other teams in the East, it’s hard to see the Raptors winning the championship this season. So do you believe Kyle Lowry is on his way out of Toronto? Are the Philadelphia 76ers the best destination for him? Feel free to let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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