Mar 31, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots the ball over Miami Heat guard Toney Douglas (0) as forward LeBron James (6) looks on in the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Toronto Raptors say they’ll re-sign Kyle Lowry


Just a few months ago, Toronto Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry looked like a good bet to be traded.

The team had already dealt forward Rudy Gay and Lowry has a reputation for being hard to deal with.

Instead, the team kept Lowry and he had led the Raptors to a 43-32 record, a mark that currently places them third in the Eastern Conference.

Lowry will likely look cash in on all of his success when he become a free agent in the offseason.

Tim Leiwke, the president and CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto FC and, of course, the Raptors, says the team will re-sign Lowry.

“There’s a really special bond between [GM] Masai [Ujiri] and Kyle,” Leiweke said, via CBC.com as transcribed by Hoops Rumors. “This town should be in love with this guy. What a great story. He’s vented that anger and energy that he had last year, and it was sometimes aimed at the refs, sometimes aimed at other people. He’s figured out how to vent that and put that into the team, and this team truly loves each other.”

Lowry is averaging 17.4 points, 7.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game this season.

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  • Dolphin$

    Sign the kid