Apr 30, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts after a long shot against the Brooklyn Nets in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Brooklyn 115-113. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Toronto Raptors expected to re-sign Kyle Lowry


The Toronto Raptors really turned things around in the 2013-2014 season.

After trading forward Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, point guard Kyle Lowry took control of the team and he and all-star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan led the Ratpors to an Atlantic Division, home court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs where they were ultimately bounced by the Brooklyn Nets in seven games. Now, the Raptors have a big decision to make because Lowry is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Although the Chicago Bulls could make a run at Kyle Lowry and the Los Angeles Lakers may have their eyes on him, Bill Ingram of Basketball Insiders expects Lowry to re-sign with the Raptors.

Ken

How real around the league is the interest in Kyle Lowry? Given that his best year was this past year when he was playing for a new contract will someone step up and overpay? Or will teams fear that Kyle may not be as motivated or be worried about him being able to stay at this new level of play?

Bill Ingram

Motivation should never be a question with Lowry. He wants to win and he wants to win in a big way. His only issue has been health, and that’s hard to predict. The Raptors want him back and he wants to be back. I’d be surprised if someone put an offer on the table big enough to break up what’s happening in Toronto

Lowry averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for the Raptors last season.

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