NBA Trade Deadline: 8 marquee players most likely to be moved on deadline day

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Kyle Lowry
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Marquee NBA players most likely to be traded: Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

A great floor general who brings defense and a championship pedigree, Kyle Lowry should be able to help any team who is in the market for a point guard. The Raptors have to make a decision whether to trade away the fan favorite and the franchise icon or allow him to finish the season with the team and try to sign him back in the offseason despite him being 35 years old and headed toward the declining years of his career.

As of right now, Lowry is still a very good elite-level point guard and when surrounded by the right supporting cast of players, he can do significant damage as we saw during the Raptors 2019 title run.

Lowry is averaging 17.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game and is capable of putting a triple-double on any given night. One landing spot that makes plenty of sense is with his hometown Philadelphia 76ers.

Adding Lowry would give Philly a definite advantage in the Eastern Conference and allow head coach Doc Rivers to play chess with his lineups as he could move Ben Simmons around, allowing him to use his versatility while not having to be burdened with handling point guard duties.