As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Kyle Lowry is set to leave the Charlotte Hornets and sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. The move was expected and now official as Lowry plans to opt out of his contract with the Hornets and join the Sixers.
Lowry, who averaged 8.2 points and four assists per game for the Miami Heat this season, will bring championship pedigree to the Sixers. He is also known for his ability to draw charges. However, he fell out of coach Erik Spoelstra’s rotation in Miami.
In Philadelphia, Lowry will serve as a veteran backup to Tyrese Maxey alongside Cameron Payne. This move raises questions about how the minutes will be distributed under the leadership of coach Nick Nurse. While Lowry brings high-IQ players who make a positive contribution in the locker room, there are concerns about his potential impact if he is relied on too much at 37 years old and a recent drop from the Heat’s rotation.