Rockets and Lakers also keen on Raptors point guard…
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is set to consider his choices over the coming days after hearing initial pitches from the Raptors and the Houston Rockets, ESPN reports.
The Los Angeles Lakers have also shown interest in the 28-year-old, while the Miami Heat contacted him but have yet to set up a meeting in order to progress talks and make a significant move to recruit him.
However, despite all the outside interest, the Raptors have made re-signing Lowry a priority after he helped lead the franchise to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 last season.
Along with the likes of DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson, Toronto believe that they are capable of building a solid roster that will become a regular fixture of the post-season, but keeping Lowry is of paramount importance at this stage.
Meanwhile, the Rockets moved quickly to meet with Lowry after they scheduled a meeting just after midnight at the start of free agency, although Houston will host Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday as they look to play the market before making any concrete decisions.
Lowry will undoubtedly be familiar with the Rockets given that he played for the franchise between 2008-12, but ultimately the decision may not even be in his own hands as Houston will potentially prioritise Anthony if they feel that they have a realistic chance of landing him.
The New York Knicks star met with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday and will head to the Dallas Mavericks prior to Houston before rounding off his trip with a stop by the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of returning to New York to meet with Phil Jackson.
As a result, it is unlikely that significant moves will happen until next week, and the Heat have yet to re-sign their Big Three which will have a knock-on effect on their salary-cap space when considering which free agents to pursue.
Should both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh accept significant salary cuts with LeBron James taking a max deal, then the former champions could have enough cap space to make a run at Lowry.