3 Heat players who might be expendable

Should the Miami Heat consider trading Caleb Martin and Kyle Lowry before they become free agents?

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3. Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry
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Kyle Lowry -- the only " real" point guard on the roster -- has played well so far this season. But with Lowry being in the final year of his contract, Miami could be interested in moving his significant contract number to improve the team.

Lowry has an expiring contract worth north of $29 million. If an All-Star caliber player becomes available, Lowyr's deal could be used as necessary ballast in a trade that could improve the team ahead of a Finals push.

If Miami were to move him, it would likely be for another point guard. That's what makes a realistic Lowry trade difficult. There aren't many teams looking to take a step back at a position. It would have to be a team outside of the playoff picture looking to get off some long-term money.

Lowry has been reliable for Miami this season. Moving him just to move him doesn't make sense. But given that Lowry is on an expiring contract, the Heat should at least take a pulse of the market and see if anything out there is worth discussing.

Predication: Stays in Miami

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