May 4, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts after a call in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at the Air Canada Centre. Brooklyn defeated Toronto 104-103. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Heat, Raptors To Work A S&T For Kyle Lowry?


NBA Rumors

Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher is trying to break the internet.

According to a report from the BR insider, the Toronto Raptors are exploring the idea of potentially working a sign and trade with the Miami Heat for Kyle Lowry.

The report also states that Chris Bosh would opt out, which he is already expected to do, and sign with the Toronto Raptors.

This report doesn’t exactly make the most of sense, however, Lowry and the Miami Heat have rumored to have mutual interest in one another. Though, Bosh has been thoroughly adamant about his desire to stay in Miami. A return to Toronto, for Bosh, would be very surprising at this point.

Assuming the report is on par, this would be an interesting development in the LeBron James and Big Three saga.

With that said, I have my concerns about validity of this report. Until more reveals itself, I believe that this report should be taken with a grain of salt.

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  • Mike

    They all want to go home it seems.

    • Michael Saenz

      Maybe. The report indicates that the Miami Heat would retain LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and add Kyle Lowry and Carmelo Anthony.

  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    Bosh at PF alongside James makes infinitely more sense than Anthony, especially since Bosh has the flexibility to play center as he has the last three years.

    Lowry, Wade, James, Bosh, and (center) is simply better than Lowry, Wade, James, Anthony, and (center).

    This doesn’t even take into account that Bosh has been saying for over a month now that he was willing to take less money to stay in Miami if he needed to.

    Now if Wade and Haslem plan on both staying at their current rates, then this is all a moot point and both Bosh and James would be well served to leave.

    • Michael Saenz

      Yup. It would come to a surprise to me if Bosh leaves, assuming LeBron stays. He’s even gone on record saying that he’d take a pay cut to stay.

      • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

        Yeah. I mean, if Wade refuses to take a pay cut to reflect his performance (he is well within his rights to opt in. I would be disappointed but not critical) then everything is up in the air. Otherwise I fully expect LeBron and Bosh to be back.

        The failure in the Finals reflected on Wade’s decline and the fact they didn’t have resources to replenish the bench with guys like Battier and Haslem aging a year or two too early.

        The clean slate this off season was always designed as an opportunity to reload the role players under the cap for the next serveral years. Wade taking a cut down to the $12-14 million range (keep in mind that is Tony Parker money. No wonder the Spurs won.) would solve the other issue.

        • Michael Saenz

          Yup. Begins and ends with Wade. Entirely agree.