Apr 30, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) goes up to make a basket as Brooklyn Nets forward-center Mason Plumlee (1) defends 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

Kyle Lowry rumors: Toronto Raptors to present huge offer

The Toronto Raptors had a fantastic 2013-2014 season.

The Raptors got off to a terrible start and decided to trade forward Rudy Gay, dealing him to the Sacramento Kings. The Raptors turned things around to finish with a record of 48-34.  They won the Atlantic Division and returned to the postseason.

One of the biggest reasons for their success was the play of point guard Kyle Lowry. However, now that Lowry is set to become an unrestricted free agent, several teams, including the Miami Heat, are expected to pursue Lowry. That’s why the Raptors are going to be aggressive in an attempt to retain him.

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Raptors will be making an offer starting at $14.5 million, blowing away all expectations for Lowry’s deal.

Marc Stein of ESPN is hearing that the deal will actually start at $12 million annually instead of $14.5 million, but doesn’t expect any team to compete with the Raptors if that is his price range.

Lowry averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 42.3% from the field, 38.0% from beyond the arc and 81.3% from the charity stripe for the Raptors last season.

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  • cjhowardo

    That is perrenial All Star money. Love what lowry brings, but i’m not sure he’s at that level. If that number is so high that other teams dont even want to compete with it, then that number is too high.