KEY POINTS

  • NBA trade rumors swirl after Kyle Lowry puts his mansion up for sale
  • Lowry may be selling home to buy a new one
  • The Raptors could be big winners if the suggested multi-team trade with Cavs and Sixers materializes

Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors has been suggested on more than one occasion that he is already considering leaving the franchise.

Some do not see it happening, but there are now new seeds plotted that could point to a potential NBA trade happening soon. However, it could also be nothing more than a personal move on the part of the 34-year-old star.

The latest update on Lowry is about him selling his five-bedroom property worth $5.1 million. For those who have been following NBA stars closely, this is something that normally ignites trade rumors on players possibly preparing for departure.

The Toronto Star reported that Lowry had initially wanted $5.3 million for the mansion but has since accepted lower but reasonable offers. The former NBA champion purchased the property for $5.25 million in 2017.

Furthermore, it should be noted that Lowry simply put the property up for sale to see if anyone would buy it. He does not appear to be in a rush. Hence, there is a possibility that he just wants to sell it and properly buy a new home.

This would make sense. But for pundits, it is a sign of different things to come. He is set to become a free agent, and the NBA trade rumor mill is expected to swirl.

In a previous post, there were three teams mentioned aside from the Philadelphia 76ers who could try luring the six-time NBA All-Star. They were the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs.

However, the 76ers have been suggested as a plausible landing spot. But getting Lowry to Philadelphia will not be that easy. Toronto will want something substantial, a deal that would be hard to pass up for the Raptor front office.

Tim Bontemps of ESPN offers an interesting trade scenario that would involve the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kyle Lowry toronto raptors Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors watches the action against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jan. 23, 2019. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

In the scenario that he suggested, Lowry will end up with the 76ers in a three-team trade scenario. The Raptors would end up with Andre Drummond, Tyrese Maxey and a couple of picks from Philly.

As for the Cavs, they would get Danny Green, Mike Scott, Tony Fergusson and a second-round pick from the Sixers.

On paper, the trade would be appealing for the Raptors who could get multiple players to shore up the roster of Nick Nurse. The NBA trade deadline is on Mar. 25, so Lowry is expected to be one of the players that teams and hoop fans are likely to keep track of.