HoopsHype Kyle Lowry rumors

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The drawback, and it’s been whispered lightly by some in the organization who don’t want to shout it lest they be seen as turncoats, is what will the biggest and best contract of Lowry’s career do to him? The fear, of course, is that he gets, in the words of the inimitable Mo Pete, fat and sassy with the security of this deal. I can understand some trepidation because no one knows how athletes will react to even more ridiculous riches than they are used to but I get the sense that won’t be the case with this kid. Toronto Star

Free-agent guard Kyle Lowry has reached agreement on a four-year, $48 million contract extension with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The fourth year of the contract is at Lowry's option. "Toronto is just the right place for me," Lowry told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

July 2, 2014 Updates

The contract is now in Kyle Lowry’s court, but it should be coming back to the Toronto Raptors sooner than later. After a long day to open NBA free agency that included meetings in Philadelphia with a delegation from the Houston Rockets in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and an afternoon session with Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and general manager Masai Ujiri, Lowry spent the evening digesting what was available to him. “The meeting with [Toronto] went well,” a source close to Lowry told Sportsnet via text late Tuesday night. “Kyle is contemplating his decision and should let us know shortly.” SportsNet

According to league sources the Raptors are comfortable going to $11 million for four years. The real decision will be what they want to do with the fifth year — an enticement they are the only team in position to offer as Lowry is a returning free agent. SportsNet

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