May 12, 2017, 9:50 am
Due to make only $12 million next season, all-star Kyle Lowry made the obvious move and opted out of his contract with the Raptors on Friday.
The Raptors have already made it clear that re-signing Lowry will be their top priority. They can offer a five-year deal for around $200 million, while other teams can only offer about four years at around $150 million. Lowry averaged 22.4 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.2 triples this year and should remain a high 2nd-round pick in fantasy drafts next year at 31 years old.