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2021 NBA Free Agency: Raptors acquire Kyle Lowry, Lonzo Ball headed to Bulls, Chris Paul staying with the Suns

NBA free agency kicked off on Monday night, and the big moves included Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry joining the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade deal. Lowry agreed to a three-year contract worth about $90 million as part of the sign-and-trade agreement. Lowry later confirmed his intention to sign with Miami on social media. The Heat also agreed to bring back restricted free agent Duncan Robinson on a five-year, $90 million deal.

In another big deal on Monday, the Chicago Bulls reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire point guard Lonzo Ball as part of a sign-and-trade deal. Ball will join the Bulls on a four-year, $85 million deal as part of the sign-and-trade agreement.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul and Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley both will return to their respective teams for the 2021-22 season. Paul agreed to stay in Phoenix on a new four-year contract that could be worth as much as $120 million, while Conley agreed to return to the Jazz on a three-year, $72.5 million deal.

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