76ers Trade Rumors: PHI Won't Package Maxey, Thybulle, Picks for Kyle Lowry

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 25, 2021

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) directs a play against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
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The Philadelphia 76ers are interested in acquiring Kyle Lowry, but there is a limit to how much they will offer the Toronto Raptors in a potential deal. 

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on First Take (h/t Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice) the Sixers won't package Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle and draft picks together for Lowry. 

Windhorst noted that the Raptors want all of those pieces, which include first-round picks in 2021 and 2023, to send Lowry to Philadelphia. 

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Sixers, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat are all "seriously engaged" with Toronto about a Lowry deal. 

Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice reported the 76ers don't currently see themselves as the leaders for Lowry.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald noted that Toronto is pushing for the Heat to include Tyler Herro in a potential trade. 

The Lakers don't appear to be in a good position to acquire Lowry without getting another team involved because of their limited assets. They might have a first-round pick in 2021 if it's not in the top eight. Otherwise, the New Orleans Pelicans will acquire unprotected first-rounders in 2022 and 2024, plus unprotected swaps in 2023 and 2025 from the Anthony Davis trade. 

Windhorst reported on Tuesday's episode of The Jump that the Lakers won't include Talen Horton-Tucker in a potential deal. 

The 76ers currently own the best record in the Eastern Conference (31-13), but they could also be looking ahead to a potential playoff matchup with the Brooklyn Nets

Lowry's ability as a scorer, passer and defender would fit nicely in head coach Doc Rivers' system. He's also 35 years old and in the final season of his contract, so the Sixers have to weigh the desire to win now with their long-term potential. 

A six-time All-Star, Lowry is averaging 17.4 points, 7.5 assists and 5.6 rebounds in 37 starts with the Raptors this season.