The Los Angeles Clippers desperately need to add a point guard if they want to compete for a title this season.
Over in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat have a veteran point guard who just so happens to not be totally happy in his current situation.
With Feb. 9’s NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, chatter has understandably started regarding whether there is a possible deal to be made between these two teams.
Last week, a report surfaced suggesting that Clippers star Kawhi Leonard made a very clear demand to the front office regarding what his team needs.
“And it’s no surprise that two of his former teammates on his championship Raptors team, Lowry and [Fred] VanVleet, are on their short list of targets,” the report read.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, a separate story emerged about how Lowry’s time in South Beach isn’t going according to plan.
“Kyle Lowry is not seeing eye-to-eye with the Miami Heat over there. Him and Ty Lue are good friends. [The Clippers] could be a perfect fit for him.”
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“Lowry is not seeing eye-to-eye with the Miami Heat over there,” Kendrick Perkins said on ESPN.
“Him and Ty Lue are good friends. [The Clippers] could be a perfect fit for him.”
Lowry is averaging 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this season for the Heat this year. Although there are often injury concerns that accompany him, he has been the one to play the bulk of the big minutes for Miami when its other stars were hurt.
Michael Jordan was cold-blooded in his final conversation with Chuck. https://t.co/tStkY2Td9A
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Obviously the Clippers hoped that adding John Wall over the summer would solve their point guard woes. It hasn’t.
Lowry could be the solution, though.
Will the Clippers and Heat be able to work out a trade for Lowry ahead of Feb. 9? One way or the other, an answer should emerge soon enough.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.