September 29, 2016, 5:07 pm
According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is expected to opt out of his contract at the end of the 2016-2017 NBA season.
Having seen the money that was thrown around this offseason, we don’t blame him for considering opting out and trying to get one last big pay day. Lowry is in the third year of a four-year contract worth $48 million. Not only was Lowry a valuable first round asset in fantasy leagues last year, but was a key reason the Raptors made it to the Eastern Conference Finals as well. In 2015-2016 Lowry averaged 21.2 points along with 4.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists and with this being a possible contract year, we expect him to be a solid late first round pick again this year. Draft with confidence.