The Heat will add Kyle Lowry in free agency via a sign-and-trade with the Raptors and will also re-sign Duncan Robinson, as Marc Stein reports (via Twitter). Both deals had been widely expected, and Lowry has confirmed on Twitter that he’s Miami-bound.
Lowry’s new three-year contract with the Heat will be worth approximately $90MM, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). All three years will be fully guaranteed, tweets Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald.
Robinson, meanwhile, has agreed to a five-year, $90MM contract with Miami, his agent Jason Glushon tells Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The deal includes an early termination option after year four.
The Heat have been after Lowry since at least the trade deadline in March. While they were unable to land the six-time All-Star at the time, they’ll add him to the mix now, beating out other rumored suitors such as the Mavericks, Pelicans, and Sixers. The move will unite Lowry with his close friend Jimmy Butler, who is expected to sign a lucrative new contract extension of his own.
While a three-year, $90MM investment is a risk for a player who is entering his age-35 season, Lowry has championship experience and is an ideal fit for virtually any team due to his ability to handle the ball, knock down outside shots, and provide strong defense. He averaged 17.2 PPG, 7.3 APG, and 5.3 RPG on .436/.396/.875 in 46 games (34.8 MPG) in his final season as a Raptor.
While the exact terms of the sign-and-trade that will send Lowry to Miami haven’t been reported, the expectation is that the deal will include Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa, with the Raptors perhaps rerouting Dragic elsewhere.
As for Robinson, he’s a career 42.3% shooter from three-point range, which put him in line for a long-term deal in the range of $16-18MM per year — that’s what sharpshooters Joe Harris and Davis Bertans received in free agency a year ago and the 27-year-old Robinson is a little younger than both players.
The Heat still have the mid-level exception at their disposal as they look for additional rotation upgrades around Lowry, Robinson, Butler, and Bam Adebayo.
25 thoughts on “Heat To Acquire Kyle Lowry, Re-Sign Duncan Robinson”
Best of luck Lowry
I like it. Lowry a good fit and can complement versus carry. Still not afraid of the Heat but there’s some time left.
Well they were a great bubble team with a lesser pg so adding Lowry makes them a lot better
Are they playing in a bubble next year? They can’t avoid Miami’s nightlife.
Nice signing for the Heat. Sucks to see Lowry & DeRozan both gone now, they were fun to watch together and I’m not a Raptors fan. Lowry is getting older, Raptors are basically starting fresh with some younger players mixed in with the young talent they already have so I totally get Lowry going to another team where he has a shot at winning while he can still ball. Him and Butler should play really well together
Hey… they could be back together in the next few days
If Raptors don’t get Herro, Robinson or Bam in the deal shame on them.
You for real?
Bam? You expect them to get an All Star player in a sign and trade? Why not suggest Butler also?
If the Raptors can get
Herro + a 1st
Achiwua + a first
They did well.
Raptors are in clear rebuild mode.
They should trade Siakam to the Thunder for Bazeley + some picks
Go with Flynn, Trent Jr, Herro/Achiwua, Bazeley, Birch
Build the bench with Hood, Boucher, Barnes, sign Nktilikina as backup PG, sign Ojeleye as SF/PF depth, sign Tony Bradley as C depth.
Bring in young guys in clear rebuilding mode and give them playing time see what you have.
Stop pushing your busted Siakam for Bazeley and picks trade bro, it’s stupid.
Would like the Heat to bring in a legit PF with the Mid Level. I’d be okay with Rudy Gay, Nicholas Batum, Markieff Morris, PJ Tucker or Bobby Portis. Out of those guys, I think Gay and Batum are most likely to come for at least half of the mid level… I’d also like the Heat to target Patty Mills as their backup PG, re-sign Ariza, bring in a 3 and D wing such as Reggie Bullock and bring back Dedmon or Daniel Theis.
Pipe dream scenario would be to bring in DeRozan with the mid level or maybe for Nunn and Okapala at a reduced S&T deal.
Oladipo, don’t see a future for him in Miami. I think Herro should stay and remain our 6th man.
I was hoping for Milsap or Rudy Gay, and Sterling Brown, Torrey Craig or Tony Snell, or if they lost both Ariza and Iguodala, 2 of those guys, or maybe a Frank Ntilikina, Shaq Harrison or Jeremiah Martin, and Portis, Olynyk, Kaminsky, Harry Giles. Thon Maker, or Noah Vonleh
I like Lowry – wish them 2nd best in the East, but Lowry making $30mil in his age 38 season might be a little rough.
[Insert similar point on CP3 signing for 4yr/$120mil.]
Man that Duncan Robinson contract looks bad already
At least it’s probably better than the Bertans one…I think.
would have preferred 4/$68-72 million, but 5/90 is only slightly more than that anyway.Look at Joe Harris’ deal. Look at Bojan Bogdanovic…lol look at what Gary Trent literally just got
He and Jimmy are Buds. So this is a good move. But what do Raptors get. I want to know
Heat still need a rim protector. Howard is the one. Stop messing around Pat. Sign him
Raptors either have a good return to move Dragic to another team or perhaps they are getting their persistent ask of Herro to trade Lowry.
Speculation now is that Dragic is sent by Toronto to Mavs for Dwight Powell.
if this means Raptors have to take Drajic and his 19 million salary for next year I do not understand NBA finance at all. How can there be that much money for these players ?
You know NFL players call it “NBA Money”.
Undrafted Div 3 player – Congrats Duncan!!!
Um…3 seasons at D1 Michigan.
One of the best 2 way guards in the league, still at his age…someone I’ve wanted for a long time, and a perfect fit for one of the big needs they’ve had, although they do now have certain spots to also fill
and then Duncan Robinson…man, I just have so much to say about him, and I feel that connection. He instantly jumped out at me while I was checking out players before summer league that year, and I instantly started jokingly calling him “Klay Thompson.” Then I watched him play, and it started becoming a little less of a joke, and I almost couldnt believe it. I still continued to facetiously call him that moving forward, but he didnt get a chance to really play his rookie year, where he spent most of it in the D-League with the Skyforce, and was a force for them by the way…Even so, when the limited amount he played, I remember being in the arena (That may have been my first season ticket year, or my 2nd), and literally standing up out of my seat every time it looked like he was going to get an opportunity to get a jumpshot, and yelled “Klay Thompson?” Excitedly in anticipation every time, regardless of result, and people would literally turn around and look at me like I was crazy or what was I talking about lol. It was still partially a joke at the time, but I always laughed it off…When that 2nd year summer league came around, you saw the transformation in his body, and the work he did to add that quicker first step, and that more explosive defensive movement, and you also saw that “Klay Thompson” joke in a lot more serious way. When he started the season, I kept doing the exact thing I was talking about, still receiving those same looks. Early in the season, I got a chance to meet him at a Miami Heat season ticket holder event, and had to go take a picture with him, if anything just for the joke to stay alive. It was actually really funny. He was wearing this turquoise polo shirt, standing in kind of this awkward way near one of the food tables, literally like a regular dude. I went up to him, shook his hand, my friend took the picture for me, and after I thanked him, I told him “I’ve been a really big fan since right before summer league. You dont even know how good you are. Keep on going.” I might have added another thing, but that was essentially it, and he thanked me, and really seemed genuinely appreciative, was a really straight up dude, and I left…The next night he knocked down 9 3s against Cleveland, and I was losing my mind in my seat. He also just continued to get better, both defensively, and putting the ball on the floor. He is just such a perfect fit next to Butler and Bam, and is extremely important to this team. I still call him “Klay Thompson.” I literally only refer to him by his actual name when I’m typing it to other people, or talking about him to people that dont know the joke lol. If you look at his numbers, they are extremely reminiscent of Klay his first couple of years, making that nickname as close to reality as it gets….It sucks the pandemic kept people from being able to witness that Finals run b/c I would have been in my season ticket seat going crazy, and the arena was really rocking before the pandemic hit.
Couldnt be happier for this dude to get paid like this. He 1000% deserves it.
All of that being said, as I’ve said a few times…I’m just extremely sad to see Goran Dragic go. Talk about representing Miami Heat culture. I have way too much to say about him, so I’ll leave it at hoping they make their way back to each other next year, after 1 year with his countryman/mentee in Dallas, especially after Riley made sure he got paid, and he can finish his career here, and his jersey will be in the rafters someday, where it belongs