Kyle Lowry is coming residence.
The Philly native and Villanova product will signal with the Sixers after being purchased out by the Charlotte Hornets, in keeping with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Lowry himself appeared to verify the information on Instagram.
Again on Jan. 23, the Warmth traded Lowry to the Hornets within the deal that despatched Terry Rozier to Miami. Lowry by no means reported to Charlotte because the group labored on re-routing the veteran guard to no avail.
A ball handler to again up and play with Tyrese Maxey has seemingly been a precedence for the Sixers all season. Patrick Beverley had achieved properly in that function, however Lowry brings a bit extra punch offensively. With De’Anthony Melton’s again points protecting him out of the lineup for therefore lengthy, including one other guard to the combo felt necessary, even with the addition of Cameron Payne on the deadline.
The 37-year-old has loads of ties to the Sixers. Apart from being a North Philly native, Lowry gained a championship below Sixers head coach Nick Nurse in Toronto. Daryl Morey additionally traded for Lowry whereas he was an govt in Houston. It was throughout Lowry’s tenure as a Rocket the place he established himself as a NBA starter. Morey would flip Lowry to the Raptors, the place he turned a perennial All-Star, for a first-round decide.
It’s truthful to marvel how a lot Lowry nonetheless has left within the tank. He performed a key function off the bench final season because the Warmth made an unbelievable run to the NBA Finals. He was nonetheless taking pictures at a robust clip this season, hitting 38.5% from three on a wholesome quantity (4.4). And he nonetheless continued to be a strong playmaker at 4.0 assists in 28.0 minutes per recreation. The important thing factor to recollect is you don’t want him to be the participant he was in Toronto. Enjoying like he did in final yr’s postseason could be big for the Sixers.
We’ll maintain you posted on when you possibly can anticipate Lowry to make his Sixers debut.