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Kyle Lowry | Guard | #7

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Villanova
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (24) / MEM
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Kyle Lowry has agreed to a three-year, $100 million deal with the Raptors.
"For me, at the end of the day, this was an easy decision," Lowry wrote in a piece on the Players' Tribune. "And all of those roads … they all led me back to the same place: home. They all led me back to Toronto." Lowry put up career numbers this past season, pumping out averages of 22.4 points, 4.8 boards, 7.0 dimes, 3.2 triples and 1.5 steals per game on 46.4 percent shooting, although his 2016-17 campaign was cut short after he was forced to undergo wrist surgery. He's a first-round talent when on the floor, but he seems to always get shut down right around the fantasy playoffs. Jul 2 - 5:21 PM

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The "growing sense around NBA executives" is that Kyle Lowry will return to the Raptors on a deal around $81 million over three seasons, according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today.

Kyle Lowry over everything still exists for the Raptors. Once the Wolves agreed on Jeff Teague, the Raptors became the heavy favorite to bring back their All-Star guard. Lowry is 31 years old and his growth as a shooter suggests he should still play at close to an All-Star level at the back end of that deal.
Jul 1 - 10:29 PM

According to TNT's David Aldridge, the Raptors met with Kyle Lowry's agent late into the night and are "plugging away" at a new deal to keep Lowry in Toronto.

With Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Jrue Holiday all locked up, Lowry is the last top-tier point guard left on the open market. Furthermore, the Raps don't have the cap space necessary to adequately replace Lowry if he leaves. They would take a significant step backward if he signs elsewhere. Fortunately for Toronto, there aren't many teams left that have room to offer him major money and would also be attractive to Lowry, who has stated his desire to play for a contender.
Jul 1 - 7:34 AM

The Mavericks are expected to pursue Kyle Lowry in free agency, a source told Basketball Insider's Alex Kennedy.

We're just not buying this one. The Mavs have openly embraced the youth movement, done everything in their power to name Dennis Smith Jr. their guy of the future and have to deal with Nerlens Noel's restricted free agency as their clear priority. Hard pass, Ice Man.
Jun 30 - 6:29 PM

General manager Masai Ujiri said that Kyle Lowry has told the Raptors that he wants to return to Toronto.

On Monday night, Lowry tweeted that a report claiming he had "zero interest" in re-signing with the Raptors was completely false. "I know what Kyle has told me. I can only believe what he tells me," said Ujiri. The reality is that Lowry doesn't have many options. The Sixers were rumored to be interested, but have since traded for the No. 1 pick in order to draft Markelle Fultz. There aren't many other teams with the necessary cap space willing to offer Lowry $30-plus million annually. One organization to keep an eye on is San Antonio. They may be able to create enough room to make a competitive offer.
Jun 20 - 12:55 PM

Kyle Lowry took to Twitter on Monday night to deny a report that claimed he has "zero interest" in re-signing with the Raptors.

Bruce Arthur of The Toronto Star penned a column that ran Monday morning in which he claimed: "As of mid-May other teams were being told Lowry had 'zero interest' in returning to Toronto, even if the Raptors offered a maximum five-year deal." Later that night, Lowry responded, "I don't do this ever but: Don't believe what you hear !! Especially if it didn't come from me, and that bs FOR SURE didn't come from me." The Raps can offer up to $205 million over five years. The question is if they are willing to make that type of financial commitment to a 31-year old.
Jun 20 - 9:37 AM

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the 76ers are no longer an option for free agent PG Kyle Lowry.

This isn't a surprise with Philly fully expected to draft Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick. Lowry should still have several suitors and is expected to command a max deal this summer, but the Raptors are the favorites to bring him back to Toronto -- they can offer him up to $205 million over five seasons compared to $150 million over four years from other teams. It's still early, but San Antonio and Denver have been floated around as potential destinations if he leaves Toronto.
Jun 18 - 12:17 PM

Kyle Lowry had a meeting with DeMar DeRozan, Norman Powell and coach Dwane Casey this week in the Bay Area, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

Lowry officially declined his player option on May 12, which is not surprising at all after his terrific play and the rising salary cap. While general manager Masai Ujiri has talked about a culture change this offseason, the Raptors will be doing all they can to bring back the 2017 All-Star guard. He'll be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 2 - 4:28 PM

Kyle Lowry's agency announced on Thursday that Lowry has officially opted out of his contract with the Raptors.

No surprise here, as it was widely known that Lowry was going to opt out and hit free agency this summer. Lowry was set to make $12 million in 2017-18 had he not exercised his option. Now, he can re-sign with the Raptors for up to $205 million over five seasons. Other teams can offer approximately $150 million over four years. The Raps would obviously like to keep their All-Star point guard in the fold, but are they willing to max him out?
May 12 - 11:54 AM

The 76ers plan to offer Kyle Lowry "a lucrative contract" this summer, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

There are a lot of ties here for the North Philly native. On top of going to nearby Villanova, general manager Bryan Colangelo was the one who brought Lowry to Toronto back in 2012, and they have remained friends since, as well. The 76ers have said they'd prefer a point guard capable of shooting threes to help spacing for Ben Simmons (foot), so Lowry does fit the bill there. He's coming off career-highs 3.2 treys per game, 41.2 percent from deep and 37.4 minutes per game in his age-31 season. The Raptors see retaining Lowry as a priority and are likely the favorites to have him next year.
May 10 - 3:22 PM

Raptors president Masai Ujiri confirmed that Toronto will make re-signing Kyle Lowry an off-season priority.

"It’s our jobs to try and get Kyle to come back and do it the best way that we possibly can. We want him back, he’s been a huge part of the success here," said Ujiri. At this point, the question is whether the Raps are willing to pay him the max, which would sum to approximately $205 million over five seasons. In the final year of that deal, Lowry would be 36 years old and would earn north of $40 million. Serge Ibaka, P.J. Tucker and Patrick Patterson are also free agents. Ujiri admitted keeping all four in Toronto is "unrealistic."
May 9 - 1:09 PM

Kyle Lowry will reportedly consider signing with a team in the Western Conference this summer.

Lowry, who confirmed on Monday that he will opt out of the final year of his contract, expressed frustration after getting knocked out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavs for a second straight season. However, Lowry should remember that out West the Warriors have a young, dominant core that will likely stick together for the foreseeable future. Prior to a late-season injury, Lowry was putting up phenomenal fantasy numbers in 2016-17. It will be interesting to see where he lands this summer.
May 9 - 11:37 AM

Kyle Lowry confirmed on Monday that he will opt out of the final year of his contract.

Lowry is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and could command a five-year deal for around $200 million if he wants to stick around in Toronto -- other teams can only offer deals up to four years. However, the Raptors may be hesitant to give that kind of money to the 31-year-old PG, as there have been reports that they are considering a rebuild. Lowry said he hasn't thought about free agency yet, but it sounds like it's far from a lock that he will be wearing a Raptors uniform in 2017-18. Lowry averaged 22.4 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.2 triples during the regular season before fading in the playoffs.
May 8 - 12:33 PM

Kyle Lowry (sprained left ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's Game 4 matchup against the Cavs.

With Lowry on the sidelines, Cory Joseph will likely be earning another start, while DeMar DeRozan will run the show on offense. Joseph scored just four points on 2-of-12 shooting to go with three rebounds, six dimes, one steal and one block through 33 minutes as a starter on Friday, and simply put, he'll need to be much better for the Raptors to have any shot of taking this series to a Game 5.
May 7 - 2:28 PM

Kyle Lowry (ankle) is still doubtful for Game 4 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

"I don't think he's going to go," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. Casey's comments were made while Lowry was on the court testing out his ankle, but even if the Raptors clear the All-Star PG, DFS owners will likely want to steer clear because he would likely be very limited. Expect Cory Joseph to start if Lowry can't go. DeMar DeRozan and Norman Powell would also get a nice boost.
Source: ESPN
May 7 - 1:55 PM