The Miami Heat acquired Kyle Lowry last season and it was seen as a great move to add another star guard to the team, someone capable of making plays, taking shots, and helping younger athletes with his wealth of knowledge.
So far, Lowry hasn’t been the same player that was so beloved during his time with the Toronto Raptors.
Lowry has had injury problems, as well as some lackluster performances since arriving in Florida.
Thought Kyle did a good job generating some offense in stretches of the 3rd and 4th quarters…
but this has got to be one of the most unserious possessions I have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/fSPep22wmQ
— Gadiel (@gadielcartagena) November 2, 2022
On Tuesday night, he was showing both the good and bad of his talents.
For much of the game, he was playing well but as the final quarter came to a close, he moved slowly, looked wiped out, and was working with a lack of drive, despite the fact that his team was only up by three points to the Golden State Warriors.
One Twitter user referred to one moment as “one of the most unserious possessions I’ve ever seen.”
The Heat ended up winning and Lowry almost got a double-double but it’s clear he’s not on the same level he once was.
Lowry In Miami
During his last season with the Raptors, Lowry was good for 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.3 assists.
Then he came to Miami and he started to average 13.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists.
So far this season, he’s up to 12.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.
Lowry isn’t playing as he used to but is that to be expected?
The point guard has been playing the game for 16 years now and is 36 years old.
When you look at it that way, 12.5 points a night isn’t too bad, right?
No one is going to fault Lowry for aging but the Heat might have to make a tough decision with him in the future because they need more power on their backcourt from the beginning to the end of games.
Lowry has started in all eight games for the Heat and they are now 3-5.