The Miami Heat are exploring trades for veteran guard Kyle Lowry. Miami is offering Lowry's expiring $29.7 million contract as way to upgrade their roster.
The Heat recently moved Lowry to the bench, as his play has slipped this season. Lowry said he understand the decision, but he's disappointed with it.
“For me as a professional, of course I’m disappointed to have to adjust,” Lowry said. “But I haven’t played well in the last couple weeks, and I understand that coach has made a decision to try to move and shake some things and get in a different flow. So, as a professional, of course it’s an adjustment. But I have to make it and figure out how to help the team win.”
Erik Spoelstra said the move, nor Miami's poor play, wasn't about Lowry. Spoelstra said it was time to try something different.
“We are not where we want to be,” Spoelstra said. “That’s not an indictment on one player. Kyle has been great as a starter and really impactful last year off the bench. So this really isn’t about him. This is about us trying to get to a higher level on both ends of the court, but also offensively. Combinations do matter, rotations do matter, lineups that bring out the best in each other do matter. And I’m still in the process of trying to help the team figure that out.”