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Report: Clippers ‘very unlikely’ to pursue Kyle Lowry due to $30.5M salary

Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly are “unlikely” to pursue Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry because of his $30.5 million salary.

Lowry has been the subject of trade rumors ahead of the NBA’s March 25 trade deadline, but The Athletic’s Sam Amick explained that matching Lowry’s salary would make it hard for any team to facilitate a deal.

“Beyond Lowry’s wishes, there’s the financial factor that — as I wrote here recently — is complicating matters and making it very plausible that he remains,” Amick wrote. “He’s making $30.5 million in this final season of his deal, and matching that kind of money isn’t easy for any suitor. Sources say the Clippers, who have been tied to the Lowry situation, are very unlikely to pursue him because of that component.”

The Clippers are looking for an upgrade at guard over Patrick Beverley and Reggie Jackson.

However, to match salaries with the Raptors they would likely have to part ways with one of their core players such as Serge Ibaka, Marcus Morris or Luke Kennard to make a deal.

Since Lowry is a free agent at the end of this season, the Clippers would potentially be giving up too much for a half-year rental.

This season, Lowry is averaging 18.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game.

The Raptors are currently the No. 11 seed in the Western Conference with a 17-22 record.

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