Kyle Lowry is worth re-signing
It’s not a revelation. It’s not breaking news. Kyle Lowry is the unquestioned leader of the Toronto Raptors.
There might be some under-performers on the roster right now, but the 34-year-old Lowry isn’t one of them.
Lowry has started his ninth season with the Raptors red hot, averaging 19.3 points and 9.7 assists per game. He also hasn’t missed a free throw.
Lowry is accomplishing all of this while playing 37 minutes a game after the shortest offseason in NBA history. He’s still gabbing to the refs, still calling out instructions on the court, and still taking those charges. When it’s all said and done, there should be a number seven statue outside Scotiabank Arena.
That being said, Lowry is a free agent at the end of the year.
Over the course of his tenure in Toronto, there have been no shortage of times where it felt like Lowry was this close to being dealt. Alas, those deals fell through, and Lowry seems to be in better standing with the organization than ever.
He might not be worth the $30 million he’ll make in 2020-2021, but if Masai Ujiri and Lowry can meet somewhere in between that large figure and a hometown deal, Lowry is still worth it.