Kyle Lowry is seeking a three-year, $90 million contract in free agency, sources tell Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia inquirer.
The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat are expected to pursue Lowry in free agency. The 76ers, Heat and Lakers sought a trade for Lowry at last season’s deadline and he then sought a two-year extension worth at least $25 million per year.
The 76ers and Lakers would need to acquire Lowry via a sign-and-trade deal. Ben Simmons makes $33 million next season, which would help the 76ers and Toronto Raptors facilitate a deal.
“If there’s a sign-and-trade [with the Sixers] that can be done that can get him there, and he gets $25 to $30 million, he will consider it,” a source said.
The Knicks are believed to be preparing a two-year deal between $20 million and $30 million per season.