Veteran Kyle Lowry is being treated as a nuisance in Miami.
The Miami Heat won 108-102 in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Miami Heat Arena in Florida, USA on the 13th (Korean time). Miami succeeded in running for two consecutive wins.
On this day, Miami missed Tyler Hiro and Lowry. Gabe Vincent (28 points, 6 assists) and Victor Oladipo (14 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists) brilliantly filled the gap between Hiro and Lowry. Miami made 26.5 percent of three-pointers. The absence of Hiro, the best shooter in the team, was acutely felt. However, Lowry’s absence was not felt at all by Vincent’s performance. 온라인바카라
In fact, Miami is 6-1 this season when Lowry is out. When Lowry is playing, he’s 17-19. This means that if Lowry plays, even a 50% win rate is too much. The margin of loss is also not good at -0.3. The net rating is also -0.7. The offensive rating is fine, but the defensive rating is serious at 111.6.
Lowry is averaging 13.1 points, 5.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds this season. Last season, Lowry averaged 13.4 points, 7.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Except for the assist, there is no reduction, but the problem is efficiency. Last season, Lowry’s field goal success rate was 44%, and this season’s field goal success rate was 39.8%. The reason why the field goal success rate has decreased is because the 3-point shot success rate has decreased. It has decreased from 37.7% last season to 33.6% this season.
Lowry’s biggest problem this season is his defense. Even last season, it was unreasonable to defend the opponent’s ace guard one-on-one, but he helped the team defend with his unique skill and positioning. But this season is the worst. Lowry, whose pace is so slow, is no longer a player who can help on the defensive end.
As a result, there are a lot of trade rumors about Lowry. Lowry has recently been rumored to be with various teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers. All three teams need a point guard position. Miami could either let Lowry go and bring in another player or get Lowry off his two-year, $58 million contract.