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mjt20mik
07-02-2014, 11:00 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 1m
Kyle Lowry has agreed to a 4 year, $48M contract to stay with Toronto, sources tell Yahoo.


Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 1m
Lowry's deal will including an ETO after the third year of the contract, source tells Yahoo Sports.

Thoughts?

goingfor28
07-02-2014, 11:01 PM
I thought he was going to miami?

mjt20mik
07-02-2014, 11:02 PM
I thought he was going to miami?

It was between TOR and HOU

Vinny642
07-02-2014, 11:02 PM
Trade Bosh for Lowry now

chi-townlove1
07-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Nice job Toronto. Love seeing Miami strike out again and again.. #sorryimnotsorry

Vinny642
07-02-2014, 11:05 PM
Nice job Toronto. Love seeing Miami strike out again and again.. #sorryimnotsorry

#Not1Not2Not3Not4Not5

MonroeFAN
07-02-2014, 11:06 PM
Not a big Lowry guy but you have to pay him. Nice move by Toronto.

Cal827
07-02-2014, 11:07 PM
:dance:

Expensive contract, but seeing that Gordon Heyward got a max deal, probably shouldn't complain :dance:

mjt20mik
07-02-2014, 11:07 PM
:dance:

Expensive contract, but seeing that Gordon Heyward got a max deal, probably shouldn't complain :dance:

I can deal with 12 million. That 14.5 report was just stupid

Chrisclover
07-02-2014, 11:10 PM
Trade Bosh for Lowry now
You have gotta be kidding me. Bosh has shown his loyalty to the Heat by opting out of his lucrative contract.If Riley dares trading him right now before things go bad, the Heat 's reputation will be destroyed. No stars will ever consider taking pay cuts so long as Riley is in office.

Htownballa1622
07-02-2014, 11:10 PM
Good sign. T dot deserved to keep him. Happy for he and Raps :)

jaydubb
07-02-2014, 11:11 PM
I thought Lowry to Miami was a done deal... :laugh2:

3ballbomber
07-02-2014, 11:11 PM
good for the Raps

Vinny642
07-02-2014, 11:12 PM
You have gotta be kidding me. Bosh has shown his loyalty to the Heat by opting out of his lucrative contract.If Riley dares trading him right now before things go bad, the Heat 's reputation will be destroyed. No stars will ever consider taking pay cuts so long as Riley is in office.

It was a joke for the rumor on Draft day of them swapping

goingfor28
07-02-2014, 11:14 PM
It was between TOR and HOU
I was joking lol. Every FA is going to miami

Dade County
07-02-2014, 11:15 PM
(if this is true) Rap fans are happy

Are there rumors that they will make other moves that will make them significantly better?

akesh99
07-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Very excited to have him back!

Chrisclover
07-02-2014, 11:16 PM
It was a joke for the rumor on Draft day of them swapping
Busted. You were trolling. lol

GodsSon
07-02-2014, 11:18 PM
(if this is true) Rap fans are happy

Are there rumors that they will make other moves that will make them significantly better?

We got our 6th man (potentially) in Lou Williams.

Internal growth will go a long way towards this team taking the next step.

FriedTofuz
07-02-2014, 11:21 PM
what a great contract deal.

This also abolishes the notion that Lowry was only playing hard cus he's in a contract year. Why?
He has an early terminaton option on his contract. the only way I see Lowry using that is if he wants to go to a contender and isnt satisfied with the raptors. THis proves to me that he will be working his *** off still and not just taking his money and going back to being " injury prone"

So to all those skeptics in the NBA forum, I hope they open their eyes, Lowry is NOT overpaid, well deserved contract, Masiah does it again.


Miami has missed out on Lowry and Gortat, and Loul deng refuses to take a Paycut. It's safe to say Lebron will leave.

Raps18-19 Champ
07-02-2014, 11:22 PM
:laugh2:

MonroeFAN
07-02-2014, 11:23 PM
You sound ridiculously homerish right now. Fried Tofu.

Cal827
07-02-2014, 11:24 PM
Trade Bosh for Lowry now


:laugh: the ultimate mind****

FriedTofuz
07-02-2014, 11:25 PM
You sound ridiculously homerish right now. Fried Tofu.

THat's true I do. But can you blame me? People on this forum slam Lowry as if he's worth 9 mil a year. Well they can suck it up now.

aman_13
07-02-2014, 11:25 PM
Now the Raps can focus on Vasquez and Patterson and they should be a top 5 team in the East.

Cal827
07-02-2014, 11:26 PM
what a great contract deal.

This also abolishes the notion that Lowry was only playing hard cus he's in a contract year. Why?
He has an early terminaton option on his contract. the only way I see Lowry using that is if he wants to go to a contender and isnt satisfied with the raptors. THis proves to me that he will be working his *** off still and not just taking his money and going back to being " injury prone"

So to all those skeptics in the NBA forum, I hope they open their eyes, Lowry is NOT overpaid, well deserved contract, Masiah does it again.


Miami has missed out on Lowry and Gortat, and Loul deng refuses to take a Paycut. It's safe to say Lebron will leave.


:laugh:

Or you know, he can get fat like Felton over the next 3 years, then screw us in the future by opting in to be the most expensive 15th man of 2017 :D

Sly Guy
07-02-2014, 11:26 PM
(if this is true) Rap fans are happy

Are there rumors that they will make other moves that will make them significantly better?

tbh not really. I think the plan will be to grow the core another year, evaluate trade options as they come, and try to make an even bigger splash in free agency in the coming years.

bucketss
07-02-2014, 11:28 PM
worth every single penny.

Wade n Fade
07-02-2014, 11:28 PM
The Raps went to the limit to pay Lowry. Still need to get a PF, resign Amir Johnson, Pat Patterson, & Vazquez. Lou Williams helps take the pressure off having to rely on T-Ross for the deep threat since he can be a plug n play 6th man/starter. I just hope he has consistency.

FriedTofuz
07-02-2014, 11:29 PM
:laugh:

Or you know, he can get fat like Felton over the next 3 years, then screw us in the future by opting in to be the most expensive 15th man of 2017 :D

Lowry is a competitor, Felton is /was/ always lazy. I dont think Lowry will sit and get fat.

Tony_Starks
07-02-2014, 11:31 PM
God Bless you Toronto!!!! Thank you overpaying that guy before the Lakers could do so.

Thank you!!!!

FriedTofuz
07-02-2014, 11:34 PM
God Bless you Toronto!!!! Thank you overpaying that guy before the Lakers could do so.

Thank you!!!!

What do you mean by overpaying? A cheap deal would be 10 mil a season, but 12 mil a season is more than fair. Considering the kinds of deals that are being thrown out, it's a very good deal. Derozan and Kyle Lowry are combined for 21mil

Tony_Starks
07-02-2014, 11:36 PM
What do you mean by overpaying? A cheap deal would be 10 mil a season, but 12 mil a season is more than fair. Considering the kinds of deals that are being thrown out, it's a very good deal. Derozan and Kyle Lowry are combined for 21mil

Enjoy!

MrfadeawayJB
07-02-2014, 11:38 PM
Toronto is close to surpassing Indy as a threat to the heat

JustinTime
07-02-2014, 11:38 PM
Was hoping he'd sign for the 11 million but that's reasonable considering we avoided the 5th year he wanted.

JustinTime
07-02-2014, 11:40 PM
Toronto should go hard after Bosh now, they need 1 more star to be a legit competitor.

GodsSon
07-02-2014, 11:43 PM
Time to lure LeBron!

bucketss
07-02-2014, 11:46 PM
The Raps went to the limit to pay Lowry. Still need to get a PF, resign Amir Johnson, Pat Patterson, & Vazquez. Lou Williams helps take the pressure off having to rely on T-Ross for the deep threat since he can be a plug n play 6th man/starter. I just hope he has consistency.

we got a team option on amir, hes locked up for this year.



btw i know a lot has been said about bryan colangelo but he got us two steals in amir/derozan. lol

FriedTofuz
07-02-2014, 11:46 PM
Lebron is looking to sign a 1-2year deal. The raptors will have a ton of cap space next year if Lebron is a Free Agent again lol

Swift Game
07-02-2014, 11:46 PM
I like Lowry and always thought he was a borderline all star pg.

I would have hoped the Lakers traded for him a few years ago when he played for Houston. I hope he can stay healthy and stay competitive with the Raptors. Still wondering why Toronto drafted that Bruno Kid. They could have drafted Napier and still got Bruno in the 2nd round.good for the Raptors.

R. Johnson#3
07-02-2014, 11:47 PM
:dance:

FlashBolt
07-02-2014, 11:48 PM
Don't think Miami needed him anyways. However, the list of FA's are dwindling down since no one is exactly sure what James is doing. Wade/Bosh are clearly waiting for James until they sign their own contracts. Miami needs to move quick before the top of the top are gone.

GiantsSwaGG
07-02-2014, 11:48 PM
Overpaid

bucketss
07-02-2014, 11:49 PM
God Bless you Toronto!!!! Thank you overpaying that guy before the Lakers could do so.

Thank you!!!!

i thought lakers were gonna save cap space to sign durant:rolleyes:

spreadeagle
07-02-2014, 11:53 PM
Awesome, we are gunna have tons o cap room next off season too, have like half the roster coming off the books but will have Lowry Ross Derozan n Valanciunas locked in

beasted86
07-02-2014, 11:53 PM
Good for the Raptors and Lowry. He got that pay day he wanted and Raptors hopefully have their feature PG.

At that number I wouldn't want him on the HEAT. Way too risky. Raptors almost have nothing to lose with this contract.

FriedTofuz
07-02-2014, 11:54 PM
Don't think Miami needed him anyways. However, the list of FA's are dwindling down since no one is exactly sure what James is doing. Wade/Bosh are clearly waiting for James until they sign their own contracts. Miami needs to move quick before the top of the top are gone.

Rationalization at it's finest. What does the Heat need then? why would Lebron resign with a team that got blown out in the finals, what addition would they add to make them competitive once again?
Lowry, Gortat, Melo( wont work financially), and Deng ( decided not to take a paycut) are all not options. Lowry and Deng were miami's targets. I dont know who the heat can get to save Lebron, unless they can get Pau Gasol, that might help things. But if Pau is gone, I'd say Lebron's days in Miami are over.


Overpaid
yeah we should've given that money to Felton.

bgdreton
07-02-2014, 11:54 PM
Oh he got that Steph curry money.... Wait now that I look at he is making more nice! Good sign however NBA needs to fix this salary structure bc to many players are getting paid n full!

Tmath
07-02-2014, 11:56 PM
To think Bargnani will be earning the same amount as Lowry next season... :laugh:

GiantsSwaGG
07-02-2014, 11:58 PM
Rationalization at it's finest. What does the Heat need then? why would Lebron resign with a team that got blown out in the finals, what addition would they add to make them competitive once again?
Lowry, Gortat, Melo( wont work financially), and Deng ( decided not to take a paycut) are all not options. Lowry and Deng were miami's targets. I dont know who the heat can get to save Lebron, unless they can get Pau Gasol, that might help things. But if Pau is gone, I'd say Lebron's days in Miami are over.


yeah we should've given that money to Felton.

I doubt Dallas would give him 12 mill a year, the Raps most likely

Tmath
07-02-2014, 11:58 PM
Oh he got that Steph curry money.... Wait now that I look at he is making more nice! Good sign however NBA needs to fix this salary structure bc to many players are getting paid n full!

Curry had major injury risks before signing his contract. He also only plays well on one side of the court, where Lowry brings it on both sides.

Pfeifer
07-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Very fair deal. Anybody that actually watched the Raptors last year knows he's well worth 12 mil on the open market. How much cap space does this leave the team with?

JustinTime
07-03-2014, 12:01 AM
Curry had major injury risks before signing his contract. He also only plays well on one side of the court, where Lowry brings it on both sides.

Lowry has injury issues too.

GiantsSwaGG
07-03-2014, 12:02 AM
Curry had major injury risks before signing his contract. He also only plays well on one side of the court, where Lowry brings it on both sides.

So does Lowry

FriedTofuz
07-03-2014, 12:04 AM
Knicks are back.

mjt20mik
07-03-2014, 12:04 AM
I think this is fair. Of course there are valid arguments saying that TOR overpaid, but it is the leadership that was a key factor to this deal. Lowry was the leader of the Raptors team last year, and I think the deal is decent considering all of the other traits he brings to this team.

Tmath
07-03-2014, 12:07 AM
So does Lowry

Like what?

JustinTime
07-03-2014, 12:07 AM
I think this is fair. Of course there are valid arguments saying that TOR overpaid, but it is the leadership that was a key factor to this deal. Lowry was the leader of the Raptors team last year, and I think the deal is decent considering all of the other traits he brings to this team.

It's simple, if Lowry plays like he did last year it's a very good deal. If Lowry plays like he did before last year it's a very bad deal.

JustinTime
07-03-2014, 12:09 AM
Like what?

Not trying to start an argument so just do the research. His injury issues are well known.

LanceUpperCut
07-03-2014, 12:14 AM
It's simple, if Lowry plays like he did last year it's a very good deal. If Lowry plays like he did before last year it's a very bad deal.

Lowry has always been good his whole career, he just finally was in the right situation to excel. Anyway it's a very fair deal on both sides. As for the Steph Curry comparisons do people not understand how the NBA FA's works? If Curry was a FA this offseason he would be looking for a max just like Kyrie.

LanceUpperCut
07-03-2014, 12:17 AM
It's simple, if Lowry plays like he did last year it's a very good deal. If Lowry plays like he did before last year it's a very bad deal.

Anyone who actually followed Lowry knew he was a break out candidate the guy has always had spurts of amazing basketball just lots of bad luck too with some weird injuries and constantly fighting for a starting spot with some other great PG's like Dragic and Conley.

benzni
07-03-2014, 12:46 AM
Really happy for Lowry and Toronto here. Good for them. Tough as Toronto is a rival but its good to see basketball succeeding up north.

benzni
07-03-2014, 12:48 AM
double post

Nikeman
07-03-2014, 12:50 AM
Nice job Toronto. Love seeing Miami strike out again and again.. #sorryimnotsorry

Oh yeah?

Here's to praying Chicago strikes out with Melo

BlinkManJan02
07-03-2014, 12:54 AM
I love the move for Toronto. I thought he was a goner for sure.

Silent
07-03-2014, 12:59 AM
Oh yeah?

Here's to praying Chicago strikes out with Melo

You need to worry about Lebron resigning not Melo not signing with the Bulls.

Nikeman
07-03-2014, 01:01 AM
You need to worry about Lebron resigning not Melo not signing with the Bulls.

I think Miami will be just fine in re-signing our Big 3, but getting them help, I am not too confident about that one.

Silent
07-03-2014, 01:02 AM
I think Miami will be just fine in re-signing our Big 3, but getting them help, I am not too confident about that one.

That's my point no help he gone

bgdreton
07-03-2014, 01:11 AM
Curry had major injury risks before signing his contract. He also only plays well on one side of the court, where Lowry brings it on both sides.

I am aware of why curry got that contract. Kyle had one of the worse years defensively stats wize in his career. He was at avg per his whole career until 2years ago. This past year granted he had a really good second half of the season but is that enough to invest 12 mill per? Just saying I liked that he stayed but contracts these days are crazy. Ie Klay will probably be a max player which I feel would be a travesty. Or even Gordon Hayward.

0nekhmer
07-03-2014, 01:15 AM
This free agency is a solid **** you to miami. All of the big players are staying loyal to their clubs. And everyone thought no moves would be made until lebron signed. Pau gasol going to OKC and Melo going to Chicago/Houston will put the icing on the cake.

The decision part 2?
Also where are all the miami fans these days, seems like they're ready to steer the ship for lebron

*Silver&Black*
07-03-2014, 01:16 AM
You need to worry about Lebron resigning not Melo not signing with the Bulls.

Lebron fans will follow Lebron, so I doubt they worry about the Heat.

Cromedome
07-03-2014, 01:35 AM
I don't understand why he'd sign with the Raptors. What a waste.

JustinTime
07-03-2014, 01:36 AM
Raptors should offer to do a S&T deal for Bosh by giving them Patterson and Vazquez. Raptors would likely be able to offer Bosh the max because they have 6 million in trade exception and Miami would have depth and cap room to bring in Melo.

bucketss
07-03-2014, 01:48 AM
I don't understand why he'd sign with the Raptors. What a waste.

he should have went to the knicks or?

Tmath
07-03-2014, 01:51 AM
he should have went to the knicks or?

Haha. Knicks fans still salty. :laugh2:

bucketss
07-03-2014, 01:55 AM
Raptors should offer to do a S&T deal for Bosh by giving them Patterson and Vazquez. Raptors would likely be able to offer Bosh the max because they have 6 million in trade exception and Miami would have depth and cap room to bring in Melo.

idk about a max for a 30 yr old bosh, i was hesitant back into 2010

0nekhmer
07-03-2014, 01:56 AM
I don't understand why he'd sign with the Raptors. What a waste.

Lmao knicks are back? Back in the ****ing dump, with dolan getting raped on a daily by masai

Cromedome
07-03-2014, 02:02 AM
he should have went to the knicks or?


The Knicks or any big market team USA.

Cromedome
07-03-2014, 02:05 AM
Lmao knicks are back? Back in the ****ing dump, with dolan getting raped on a daily by masai

I don't even know what this means.

JustinTime
07-03-2014, 02:06 AM
idk about a max for a 30 yr old bosh, i was hesitant back into 2010

He gets underrated because he doesn't get the touches he did in Toronto in Miami. People forget that him and Shaq are the only guys to average 24pts and 11rbs in a season since 1996 that's pretty impressive. I have little doubt that Bosh could still do 20pts and 10rb on another team where he was the focal point.

bucketss
07-03-2014, 02:11 AM
He gets underrated because he doesn't get the touches he did in Toronto in Miami. People forget that him and Shaq are the only guys to average 24pts and 11rbs in a season since 1996 that's pretty impressive. I have little doubt that Bosh could still do 20pts and 10rb on another team where he was the focal point.

wow impressive didn't know that, maybe heat should bump wade and turn him into a third option.

Tmath
07-03-2014, 02:15 AM
I don't even know what this means.

It seems pretty straight forward to me. lol

I forgive you though. You are likely still concussed from all the face palming you did after the Bargnani trade.

JustinTime
07-03-2014, 02:17 AM
wow impressive didn't know that, maybe heat should bump wade and turn him into a third option.

I think that's where they're heading if they don't sign another big-name.

east fb knicks
07-03-2014, 02:28 AM
:laugh2:
Enjoy!

bucketss
07-03-2014, 02:33 AM
laker and knick fans upset or nah? :D :D :p

Cromedome
07-03-2014, 02:35 AM
It seems pretty straight forward to me. lol

I forgive you though. You are likely still concussed from all the face palming you did after the Bargnani trade.

LOL. I never did any face palming after the Bargnani trade. Are you ok?

east fb knicks
07-03-2014, 02:56 AM
laker and knick fans upset or nah? :D :D :p

not really I think lowry is ok very overpaid but hey if you guys win the division again it will work out but the east will be harder next year so we will see if lowry finally gets it or did he just pull another one over on the raptors

mike_noodles
07-03-2014, 03:03 AM
Yes! I love it!

TylerSL
07-03-2014, 03:12 AM
As a Heat fan I'm disappointed a little but Toronto is a good fit for him. They are an up and coming team and was fun to watch this season. Lowry deserves a chance to try to be the face of a franchise, but he would have really helped the Heat.

Now that Lowry is off the board we need to bring back Chalmers. There really is not any other point guard that is a big upgrade over Chalmers and he can be brought back cheap because of how bad he played in the playoffs. However we now need to make a hard run at Pau Gasol. We needed a big regardless and Gasol could prosper in Miami. It just all depends on how much money we really have, and if Gasol is willing to take less to win. Who knows, he has already made a lot of money in his NBA career.

smith&wesson
07-03-2014, 03:15 AM
not really I think lowry is ok very overpaid but hey if you guys win the division again it will work out but the east will be harder next year so we will see if lowry finally gets it or did he just pull another one over on the raptors

We pretty much know what we get out of Lowry & Derozan. A lot of hope is on Jonas & Ross taking this team to the next level if they reach their potential. + we have a decent bench with Amir along with GVZ & Patterson if we can retain them.

smith&wesson
07-03-2014, 03:17 AM
As a Heat fan I'm disappointed a little but Toronto is a good fit for him. They are an up and coming team and was fun to watch this season. Lowry deserves a chance to try to be the face of a franchise, but he would have really helped the Heat.

Now that Lowry is off the board we need to bring back Chalmers. There really is not any other point guard that is a big upgrade over Chalmers and he can be brought back cheap because of how bad he played in the playoffs. However we now need to make a hard run at Pau Gasol. We needed a big regardless and Gasol could prosper in Miami. It just all depends on how much money we really have, and if Gasol is willing to take less to win. Who knows, he has already made a lot of money in his NBA career.

I think Lebron is the first domino, no ?

Kashmir13579
07-03-2014, 03:32 AM
laker and knick fans upset or nah? :D :D :pwhy?

FriedTofuz
07-03-2014, 03:33 AM
Lowry is Overpaid? do you expect to get him for 40 mil? Open your eyes

Why would he stay in Toronto? He's succeeding here, he's leading his team, he has a good relationship with his team, the front office and LOVES it there.

Why would he go to the heat? take a paycut and be a 4th option? Come on

It's a shame how much disrespect the Raptors get from some people. For those of you with a good mind, I appreciate your comments. TO the haters, I guess I cant blame you since TOronto has been losing for many many years and have hardly made the playoffs. With time, I hope they can change that culture and perception.

bucketss
07-03-2014, 03:36 AM
why?

some of their comments in here make them seem bitter.

greg_ory_2005
07-03-2014, 03:42 AM
We got this title wrapped up. Lebron or KD coming here next season

TylerSL
07-03-2014, 04:30 AM
I think Lebron is the first domino, no ?

There are still plenty of free agents available. Lebron has been a mouse so far. He isn't gonna go to another team because Miami didn't get Lowry. He is waiting to see what happens before he does anything.

At the end of the day, I would bet almost anything he stays.

pebloemer
07-03-2014, 06:38 AM
(if this is true) Rap fans are happy

Are there rumors that they will make other moves that will make them significantly better?

We do have about 30 million in expirings. If there is a significant move to make a big leap, it won't happen in free agency until next year, barring some kind of big trade. For this season, any improvement will likely have to come internally.

CityofTreez
07-03-2014, 06:45 AM
You sound ridiculously homerish right now. Fried Tofu.

He made a sig bet that TOR would beat the Nets in the playoffs, and lost!

Of course he's a homer.

GiantsSwaGG
07-03-2014, 07:25 AM
Lowry is Overpaid? do you expect to get him for 40 mil? Open your eyes

Why would he stay in Toronto? He's succeeding here, he's leading his team, he has a good relationship with his team, the front office and LOVES it there.

Why would he go to the heat? take a paycut and be a 4th option? Come on

It's a shame how much disrespect the Raptors get from some people. For those of you with a good mind, I appreciate your comments. TO the haters, I guess I cant blame you since TOronto has been losing for many many years and have hardly made the playoffs. With time, I hope they can change that culture and perception.

Omg you say the samething over and over, what are you his agent?

DR_1
07-03-2014, 08:04 AM
#Not1Not2Not3Not4Not5

:laugh:

Sly Guy
07-03-2014, 08:25 AM
Lowry is Overpaid? do you expect to get him for 40 mil? Open your eyes

Why would he stay in Toronto? He's succeeding here, he's leading his team, he has a good relationship with his team, the front office and LOVES it there.

Why would he go to the heat? take a paycut and be a 4th option? Come on

It's a shame how much disrespect the Raptors get from some people. For those of you with a good mind, I appreciate your comments. TO the haters, I guess I cant blame you since TOronto has been losing for many many years and have hardly made the playoffs. With time, I hope they can change that culture and perception.

+1, well said.

Kenny Powders
07-03-2014, 09:06 AM
I don't understand why he'd sign with the Raptors. What a waste.

Coming from a Knicks fan. That's rich

Bob_at_york
07-03-2014, 10:54 AM
The Knicks or any big market team USA.
why? I can understand going to a contender but why go to a big market in the US when he is comfortable here?

We do have about 30 million in expirings. If there is a significant move to make a big leap, it won't happen in free agency until next year, barring some kind of big trade. For this season, any improvement will likely have to come internally.
I think there could be a trade at the deadline where they try and get something with expirings.

blahblahyoutoo
07-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Good for the Raptors and Lowry. He got that pay day he wanted and Raptors hopefully have their feature PG.

At that number I wouldn't want him on the HEAT. Way too risky. Raptors almost have nothing to lose with this contract.

We're fine with the Cole/Napier combo on the cheap.
Our needs aren't in PG, since we have lebron or even wade handling the ball. we just need a 1 that can shoot.
our bigger needs are rebounding and rim protection.

cdnsportsfan
07-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Very fair deal. Anybody that actually watched the Raptors last year knows he's well worth 12 mil on the open market. How much cap space does this leave the team with?

I believe they're over but still have $5.8mil to use if not a bit more (if they let Stone and Buycks go think they get a bit more?). And if that isn't spent they get the full MLE? I'm not entirely sure, tbh.

With the money I'd say they're likely resigning their own players with it, bring back Patterson and Vasquez, though I wouldn't mind seeing a true starting SF come in (rumours have had them talking with VC).

Whether through a S&T or one of the other various ways players can be signed on they can still improve for this coming season, and should be looking to improve - especially at the 3, where Ross is really just a temporary solution. Locking up Lowry really was big overall for the team though.

Best part of it for Toronto is that next season more than half the roster comes off the books! They're trying to resign Val and Ross right now, but they should still have north of $30 mil to spend next season with their young core players already locked in (Lowry, DeRozan, Val, Ross). In other words, they're in a very good place right now moving forward.

(I do realize Lowry's not that young at 28, but the other three are)

NBA_Starter
07-03-2014, 04:50 PM
Very smart move, he is coming into his own as a star and teaming up would have not had much honor.

Sanjay
07-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Unlucky for the Heat! Will they chase Mills now?

torocan
07-03-2014, 10:14 PM
Unlucky for the Heat! Will they chase Mills now?

Mills just signed with the Spurs for 3 years/$12M. So Gortat, Lowry, Mills, Collison and Sefolosha are all gone.

Sanjay
07-03-2014, 10:21 PM
Mills just signed with the Spurs for 3 years/$12M. So Gortat, Lowry, Mills, Collison and Sefolosha are all gone.

Cheers torocan, I should probably keep the free agent tracker open! Maybe good for the Heat they did not sign him, looks like he is out for up to 7 months with a shoulder injury! Although Spurs will not be panicking lol