Ranking every Miami Heat player by trade likelihood

Who is the most likely player on the Miami Heat to get moved before the trade deadline in February?
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Kyle Lowry
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7. Kyle Lowry

  • Contract: 3 year / $85,000,002
  • 2023-24 Salary: $29,682,540 (Unrestricted Free Agent in 2024)

After nine seasons in Toronto, Lowry is the Raptors' all-time leader in assists, steals, and 3-point field goals, solidifying his status as one of the greatest Raptors of all time. Could he return to the franchise this season?

Raptors fans were understandably disappointed when Lowry decided to leave Toronto and join the Heat in 2021, especially after winning an NBA championship with the Raptors just two years prior. However, Miami could consider trading the 37-year-old point guard due to his age, financial obligations, and the team's current situation.

Despite Lowry's solid performance this season, where he has averaged more points, minutes, and assists per game compared to his first year with the Heat, the team may be looking for a long-term solution at the point guard position.

The main challenge lies in finding a team willing to take on Lowry's $29.6 million contract. Would the Raptors be interested in bringing Lowry back in a deal for Dennis Schroder and Gary Trent Jr.? Is there a team out there looking to get off long-term salary in exchange for Lowry's expiring deal?