As we sit and watch the NBA Playoffs, we can’t help but look at the teams who are missing from the action and what they can do this offseason to make sure they don’t miss the party again in 2014-15. One of those teams are the Toronto Raptors who were in the postseason this year but didn’t make it past the first round. One way they can make it back is to re-sign Kyle Lowry but that’s a lit easier said than done.
Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders writes that the two sides have recently met to discuss a contract and will be looking to work something out over the summer.
It’s a situation to watch to say the least, as Lowry went from being trade bait to an instrumental part of the Raptors nearly eliminating the Brooklyn Nets in the Conference Quarterfinals. Lowry is vital to the team’s success but he’s not someone that if lost would destroy all that was created.
Losing Lowry in free agency would sting, but the Raptors have ways to rebuild quickly and if they decide he’s not worth the money — which he is — then they’ll need to act fast to find a viable replacement.