The Miami Heat could be big players ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline.

The Heat "covet" Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry, and Miami is high on LaMarcus Aldridge's list of destinations if he and the San Antonio Spurs manage to agree to a buyout, reports ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Lowry, 34, continues to perform at a high level 14 years into his NBA career. The six-time All-Star is averaging 17.6 points, shooting 39.3% from deep, and ranks 11th in the Association with 7.5 assists per game. He led the league in charges drawn in two of the previous three seasons and is currently tied with Montrezl Harrell for first in the NBA in that regard.