Charlotte Hornets guard Kyle Lowry is set to join the Philadelphia 76ers after agreeing to a contract buyout, as confirmed by his representative, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports.
Once the process of clearing waivers is completed, Lowry is expected to sign a $2.8 million deal with the Sixers.
The six-time All-Star has expressed a long-standing desire to play for his hometown team, fulfilling his wish to make a playoff push alongside his former coach, Nick Nurse.
Lowry's journey to the 76ers came after being part of the Terry Rozier trade from Miami to the Charlotte Hornets last month. As per the agreement between Charlotte and Lowry, he opted to sit out until after the trade deadline.
The buyout with the Hornets involved settling the remaining $10.6 million of his $29.7 million deal for the 2023-2024 season.
Upon joining the Sixers, Lowry becomes a part of a revamped roster post the trade deadline, featuring players like guard Buddy Hield.
Together, they aim to contribute to the team's success in the playoffs until the eventual return of Joel Embiid, the reigning MVP center who is currently sidelined for several weeks following left knee surgery.