Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat
Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat reacts to a call against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter in Game Five of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals at FTX Arena on May 25, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Andy Lyons/Getty Images


  • Kyle Lowry is drawing interest from several NBA teams
  • Max Strus could also be put up on the trading block
  • Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal are among players that the Heat may target in the offseason

The NBA trade deadline is just days away, and a lot of names are in the air as far as possibly moving to a new club.

Among those names include Kyle Lowry of the Miami Heat, someone who has struggled this season to make a difference for the South Beach-based squad.

According to Barry Chiang of the Miami Herald, the Heat have been receiving calls about Lowry.

The scribe added that the 36-year-old guard is one of several players who are up for grabs in the trade market.

Furthermore, the Heat have reportedly had a change of heart after allegedly initially having second thoughts about dealing Lowry away.

Their stance has softened and this could spur a potential move ahead of the NBA trade deadline set for February 9.

As of this writing, the Los Angeles Clippers are the only team publicly identified as having an interest in the one-time NBA champion.

Assuming that Lowry does get shipped, the Heat are likely to turn to another veteran guard to take his place.

The name being suggested right now is Victor Oladipo unless Miami gets a good guard from any possible Kyle Lowry trade.

The Lakers have been mentioned as a possible trade partner with Russell Westbrook allegedly included in any deal.

However, Miami has little interest in such a scenario in swapping Lowry for Westbrook, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

However, Lowry is not the only player that is reportedly getting inquiries. Max Strus is another player on the Heat roster that is also drawing interest, a shooter who could make a difference for teams in need of added outside firepower.

Given his performance this season, it also makes sense as he has failed to consistently hit his stride and the chances of the 26-year-old sharpshooter getting heftier pay moving forward do not look promising.

Tied to the Lowry trade rumors is what the Heat may resort to in the offseason.

It appears that Miami has two names in mind in what could be a big off-season deal.

The names being suggested are Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, per the report of Heat correspondent Ira Winderman.

The two names have been linked to Miami in the past, but the situation now is different.

Of the two, Durant is a player to watch especially after the Kyrie Irving trade.

It remains to be seen if the Brooklyn Nets will continue to build around Durant or break it all up. That should all come full circle heading into the offseason.

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Kyle Lowry could be traded by the Miami Heat before the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 9. Elsa/Getty Images