Kendrick Perkins, an analyst for ESPN, claims that Kyle Lowry is so dissatisfied with his situation with the Miami Heat that it would be in his best interests for him to move to a different city in the United States.
According to Kendrick Perkins, Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry and the team as a whole are not on the same page. “The head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, Ty Lue, is a good buddy of his. It’s possible that [the Clippers] might be a good fit for him,” he added.
In spite of what Kendrick Perkins stated, earlier reports revealed that the Miami Heat did not have any immediate intentions to part ways with Kyle Lowry. This contradicts what Kendrick Perkins said.
However, it’s possible that Kendrick Perkins’ claims are correct. Lowry has not been the type of player that Miami had hoped to acquire after the trade that sent him there from the Toronto Raptors.
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When Kyle Lowry was still playing for the Toronto Raptors, he exhibited a different style of play than he does now. During his time with the Toronto Raptors, Lowry was selected for the All-Star Game each of the previous six years.
However, in his final season with the Raptors, he was not selected to participate in the NBA All-Star Game, despite the fact that his statistics were on par with those of his previous seasons.
When the Miami Heat decided to acquire Kyle Lowry, they did so with the expectation of acquiring a high-caliber player because of this. Unfortunately, this did not take place, and as a result, the squad now has a player who is a mere shadow of what he used to be.
During the previous season, he led the Heat in scoring with 13.4 points per game while also averaging 7.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per contest. Even though Lowry is a dependable guard, his performance has gradually gotten worse over the past few years.
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When we fast-forward to the present, we can see that he is beginning to pick up the pace, but it is still rather rapid. The veteran guard’s averages are 12.2 points per game, 5.3 assists per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.1 steals per game.
Even though it is highly unlikely that Lowry, who will turn 37 on March 25 and is currently in his 16th season, will return to the All-Star form he formerly possessed, the fact that his statistics are only equivalent to those of bench players raises some concerns about his abilities.
In Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyle Lowry played a total of 24 minutes and contributed only six points, three rebounds, two assists, and one steal. That is not enough for a player who makes $28.3 million per year on average in salary.
If the Miami Heat wants to compete for a title in the near future, it’s possible that cutting ties with Kyle Lowry will be the best move they can make.