Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported today that the Toronto Raptors have continued to push for Tyler Herro in trade discussions for Kyle Lowry. The Miami Heat are reportedly unwilling to include Herro in the trade for Lowry, who is on an expiring contract and will turn 35 years old tomorrow.
Toronto continues to push for Tyler Herro in proposed Lowry deal, it was reiterated to me today. As we've noted, hard to justify that for player turning 35 Thursday, albeit it a very good one— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 24, 2021
If Toronto holds firm in its demand for Herro, Miami may move on to explore other options. The Heat could turn to the Houston Rockets and see if they could trade for Victor Oladipo at a lower price tag. Miami could also explore a trade for Spencer Dinwiddie.
Jason Dumas, an NBA reporter for Bleacher Report, said that Lowry wants an extension or a new deal “on the table” before he gets traded. Lowry cannot sign an extension before the trade deadline — as Andre Iguodala did last season after his trade to Miami. But the Heat could execute the trade for Lowry with the intention of re-signing him in the off-season. At the 2015 trade deadline, Miami traded for Goran Dragic, who was on an expiring contract, and then signed him to a new contract in the off-season.
Source: Kyle Lowry wants an extension or a new deal on the table before he gets traded. Toronto is letting him navigate the situation. He will have some say so on where he lands if he’s moved. The Sixers believe acquiring him is a long shot.— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) March 24, 2021