Kyle Lowry Reportedly Signs 3-Year, $100 Million Contract With Raptors
NBA star Kyle Lowry has reportedly agreed to a 3-year, $100 million contract with the Toronto Raptors, the team he has played for since 2012. While neither side has confirmed the details of the deal, USA Today Sports has verified the numbers and Lowry has confirmed that he has in fact signed a contract with the team in a post on The Player’s Tribune.
In an article titled “Home,” Lowry writes, “For me, at the end of the day, this was an easy decision. And all of those roads … they all led me back to the same place: home. They all led me back to Toronto.”
Lowry, 31, has lead the Raptors to four-consecutive playoffs, including a trip to the conference finals in 2016. Two years ago, the Raptors had their best season in franchise history, winning 56 games. At that point in his career, the 2016 season was also Lowry’s best, statistically speaking. When the franchise began to rebuild in the early 2010s, Lowry was in the center of the equation.
“We ended our season this past year with some disappointment. And that’s a couple of years, now, where — as exciting as it’s been around here — I don’t think we’ve reached our true potential,” Lowry wrote. “And you’d hear the whispers, you know, those same experts that were telling us to blow this up in 2013, there they are again with that same talk in 2017.”
Lowry finished his announcement with a promise and a thank you to the fans of Toronto that have embraced him and given him and his family a home.
“If you’re looking for people to believe in – choose the people who believed in you first. And if you start something? Man, you finish it.”