Raptors Working With Dallas In Attempts To Complete Lowry Signing With Miami


Here's what we do know: Kyle Lowry has agreed to a 3-year, $90 million dollar sign-and-trade contract with the Miami Heat. What we don't know is just exactly what the "trade" part of the sign-and-trade entails. What will the Raptors receive back as compensation for the Lowry signing?

Rumors abound, with the most generally accepted facts being that Miami will send Goran Dragic and Precious Achiuwa to the Raptors as the main bulk of the return. But Toronto is looking to send Dragic elsewhere, and talks have been ongoing with the Dallas Mavericks, who are said to have interest in him. The feeling is certainly mutual. 

Dragic and a young Luka Doncic were teammates on the Slovenian national team a few years back. “I really enjoyed playing with Luka in the European championship,” Dragic told Eurobasket.net. “We know what kind of player he is, one of the best in the world. I’d very much like to play with him again."

Dragic also has fans in the Dallas front office, and the rumor has the Raptors asking for Canadian power forward Dwight Powell and possibly Willie Cauley-Stein to make the salaries work. But the Mavs are reluctant to part with those two. An alternate plan would have them sending their two young prospects Josh Green or Tyrell Terry. But again, Dallas is hesitant. 

The Mavs are going to have to give something to get something, so the power struggle, and the holding pattern, continues.

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