Now that Chris Paul is off the market, Kyle Lowry now emerges as the top point guard in this free agency class. Despite that Lowry is a great player and likely is getting interest from many teams, only a select few would be a good fit for the 32-year-old. Today, we document Lowry’s possible free agency destinations.
San Antonio Spurs
Other than a few signings here and there, the Spurs tend to rely on the draft to get their players rather than free agency. However, this year would be the perfect time to sign a big name free agent in Kyle Lowry.
While the Spurs have an all-around great team, they lack depth at the guard position. For them to actually be able to beat the Warriors, they need to replace the injured 35-year-old Tony Parker and the 39-year-old Manu Ginobili with a player that could complement Kawhi Leonard. Lowry perfectly fits that description and would be an excellent replacement for the duo. With a legendary coach in Gregg Popovich and a superstar in Kawhi Leonard, it’s a tough offer to turn down. Don’t be surprised if Lowry ends up in San Antonio.
Perhaps Lowry has no intention of leaving the team that has been his home for the past few years.
With that being said, should the Raptors manage to keep their core together and add more depth amid the off-season, it wouldn’t be surprising if he stuck with the Raptors. The Raptors are already a solid team but are a few pieces away from actually contending. With more money to offer than most teams and being an established place for Lowry, the Raptors have a major advantage over other teams.
New Orleans Pelicans
With Jrue Holiday expected to leave this off-season, it leaves a spot open for Lowry to team up with two of the best big men in the league. Lowry would be a no-brainer upgrade from Holiday and bring more firepower to the Pelicans.
Lowry, Davis and Cousins would form one of the best big three’s in the NBA, and bring a winning mentality to this Pelicans team.