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Report: Sixers eyeing big trade after missing out on James Harden. Could Kyle Lowry come home?


The Philadelphia 76ers’ quest to become a solid title contender has yet to find its end as they continue to seek ways to reshape their roster midway through the season. After missing out on James Harden, Sixers general manager Daryl Morey wants to bounce back and acquire another big-name signee with Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry emerging as a potential target as of late.

Via Kevin O’ Connor of The Ringer:

“League sources say Philadelphia, which came up short in its bid for Harden, is still seeking major moves to increase its championship odds. But one name to monitor is Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, a 34-year-old Philadelphia native in the final season of his contract.”

Lowry is currently recording norms of 17.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists through 25 appearances for the Raptors this season. However, he has already been ruled out in their previous games after suffering an ankle injury back on Feb. 16 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Notwithstanding his health, the six-time All-Star is still capable of playing heavy minutes and handling the playmaking duties for any team in the league. In fact, his potential relocation to the 76ers may even help him as he will get to have numerous weapons at his disposal including Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, and MVP frontrunner Joel Embiid.

The 34-year-old will also be bringing valuable playoff experience at the point guard position, something that has been lacking for the Sixers in recent seasons.

The 76ers may be sitting on the top spot of the Eastern Conference for now, but they will undoubtedly be even better if they manage to trade for Kyle Lowry without giving up one of their key players.