The Feb. 8 NBA Trade deadline is fast approaching, and one of the teams to keep an eye on will be the Sixers.

They will have plenty of names connected to them as the deadline approaches but don't rule out the buyout market as a way to improve the team according to veteran NBA reporter Marc Stein.

“A buyout can certainly be considered likely when it comes to [Kyle] Lowry. I'm told that Philadelphia is among the teams that would indeed have interest in Lowry if he negotiates a settlement with the Hornets on what's left of his expiring $29.7 million salary.”

The point guard was recently traded to the Charlotte Hornets, with a first-round draft pick, in exchange for Terry Rozier and of course, played for Nick Nuse during the Toronto Raptors NBA title season.

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While he has not appeared for Charlotte yet, he played in 37 games for Miami, scoring 8.2 points per game, four assists, and 3.5 rebounds, shooting .368 from 3-point range.

Lowry will not appear in a game for the team until after the trade deadline passes, so he could be a candidate in the buy-out market.

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