MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami Heat players are preparing for the NBA season.
Kyle Lowry will be joining the roster this season.
A preseason game is set to take place on Oct. 4 against the Atlanta Hawks.
“I’m here to be a pro, I’m ready to get it done and I’m ready to do my job at a high level,” said Lowry. “It’s not about talking, it’s about action and I think having a lot of veteran guys and having a lot of professionals it makes your job a lot easier. We know what it is. We know what we’re here for and we know what we want to try and do and that’s our goal.”
Jimmy Butler is giving Lowry a Miami bad boys welcome.
“There’s your Mike Lowry. Do I wear a headband in the game? Don’t know,” said Jimmy Butler. “Will I take a fine and wear one of those ones that you’re not supposed to wear? Who knows? If I do get fined, Kyle is going to pay it.”
Head coach Erik Spoelstra feels Lowry brings another element to the team that will make them an immediate finals contender.
“I think Kyle is one of the ultimate winners in this league,” Spoelstra said, “but I think his career is defined by his work ethic, his leadership, but his ability to impact winning I think is really unique. His mind for the game is as high as anybody in the league and I’m looking forward to learning from him.”
Pairing Butler and Lowry with Bam Adebayo will be dangerous on the court. In his words, the Miami Heat team is already in sync.
“With all of us, it’s a good energy, like everybody can connect with one another in our individual ways,” Adebayo said. “It’s just great to see everybody be able to sync with one another even though we’re all different.”
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