Kyle Lowry to join Miami Heat for three seasons in reported sign-and-trade

Published August 3, 2021, 7:00 AMNBA.com News Services

The Heat hope Lowry's addition can restore their championship hopes after getting swept by Milwaukee in the first round.

As expected, veteran Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will be joining the Miami Heat via a sign-and-trade agreement. His contract will be for three seasons, with various reports putting the money at $90 million.

Lowry confirmed his impending move to South Beach via Twitter:


Lowry, 35, brings experience and championship pedigree to the Heat, who also agreed to a lucrative contract with franchise cornerstone Jimmy Butler as free agency opened Monday. Finalists in 2020, the Heat were swept by eventual champion Milwaukee in the first round this season.

A six-time All-Star, Lowry helped lead the Raptors to their only championship in 2019. Lowry averaged 17.2 points, 7.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds with Toronto last season.