Smart Moves: How The Heat Improved and Saved Money by Trading Kyle Lowry

The Miami Heat have traded Kyle Lowry to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Terry Rozier and a protected first-round pick in 2027. Lowry, known for his ability to draw charges, leaves the Heat after being acquired in a sign-and-trade deal in November 2021. Despite his polarizing reputation among Heat fans, Lowry’s contract allowed the Heat to make two trips to the Eastern Conference Finals and one NBA Finals appearance. The trade allows the Heat to free up cap space and adds a scoring threat in Rozier. The Hornets are expected to either trade Lowry or buy out the final year of his contract, as he does not fit into their young roster. Rozier, known for his scoring abilities, will provide a playmaking threat for the Heat. Despite concerns about his shooting percentages, Rozier has proven to be a valuable player. The trade represents another move by the Heat to bolster their chances of winning an NBA championship.