One of the most decorated guards in the NBA is about to be a free agent after veteran Kyle Lowry reaches a buyout agreement with the Charlotte Hornets after they traded for the 37-year-old ballhandler.
Lowry was dealt to Charlotte in exchange for Terry Rozier and a 2027 first-round draft pick, officially ending a three-year run with the Heat that saw the longtime starter appear in 155 games in total, averaging 10.9 points per game across 31 minutes per game on average.
While NBA rules prohibit playoff contenders such as the Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, or the Denver Nuggets from signing Lowry straight off the buyout market, there’s a good shot that the Villanova product winds up on a postseason team before all is said and done.
With that in mind, BetCarolina.com is thinking ahead of the NBA betting launch and broke down the odds on where Lowry will play next, on the heels of a two-year run in South Beach that largely saw the 37-year-old miss time with injuries, rather than make plays in the backcourt for the perennial championship contenders from South Florida.
Kyle Lowry Next Team Odds
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Where Does Lowry Go Next?
Right now, the odds-on leader to land Lowry’s services of the buyout market are mid-seed playoff contenders like the Philadelphia 76ers (+300), who are currently third in the Eastern Conference at 30-13, 3.5 games behind the first-place Celtics.
Other contenders to land the veteran include the Los Angeles Lakers (+500), Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks (+700 each), Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder (+1000 each), while the chances that Lowry stays in Charlotte or heads elsewhere are listed at +700.
Lowry’s best years were north of the border with the Raptors, including the 2019 NBA title run that saw him average 14.2 points per game across 34 minutes of action, while hitting 41.1% of his field goals and 34.7% of his three-point tries.
Since leaving Toronto for Miami in 2021, Lowry has become more of a veteran presence than a true scoring threat, seeing his points per game (10.9), assists per game (5.5) and steals per game (1.1) all fall below his career-to-date averages of 14.4, 6.2 and 1.3.
Still, many NBA teams need a locker room and huddle presence, which is exactly what Lowry can bring in his 19th season in the league, giving younger championship contenders like Minnesota and Oklahoma City, as well as teams on the precipice of contending like the Lakers and 76ers reason to jump into the contest to land the veteran guard out of the NBA’s buyout market over the coming days and weeks.
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