Philadelphia is set to welcome back former Villanova grad Kyle Lowry, who has agreed to a buyout with the Charlotte Hornets and plans to sign with the 76ers once he clears waivers. The news was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Lowry, who averaged 8.2 points and four assists a game this season for the Miami Heat, is still known for his ability to draw charges. However, he has fallen out of the rotation under coach Erik Spoelstra. This move was anticipated as part of the Terry Rozier deal, and it’s now official that Lowry will be leaving Miami.
In Philly, Lowry will serve as a veteran backup for Tyrese Maxey, alongside Cameron Payne. This move also raises the question of how minutes will be divided between them under coach Nick Nurse. Lowry brings a championship pedigree to the Sixers and is known as a high-IQ player who contributes positively in the locker room. However, with his age of 37 and recent fall from the Heat’s rotation, there are concerns about his potential impact if relied upon too heavily. Despite these concerns, Lowry is excited about joining the Sixers and contributing to their success next season.