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Kyle Lowry To Opt Out In 2017, Plans To Resign With Raptors
Jan 6, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts against the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. The Raptors defeated the Nets 91-74. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Lowry To Opt Out In 2017, Plans To Resign With Raptors

Kyle Lowry will be adding his name to perhaps on of the biggest free agency class in years next summer. However, the All-Star guard doesn’t see himself signing with another team.

According to The Vertical‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, Lowry opting out doesn’t equate to leaving Toronto.

“If you’re that franchise’s guy, and you’re the guy that they’ve been rolling with, and you’ve given that franchise everything you have, yeah, I think [the talks] should be easy,” Lowry told The Vertical. “I think it should be a situation where a guy shouldn’t have to talk to another team. DeMar didn’t have the chance to talk to another team. …

“For me, I think that at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 – something should be close. If not, I’m open to seeing what else is out there.”

Opting out would be the best business move by Lowry as he will be leaving hundreds of millions on the table if he’s not going to do it. At 30 years old, Lowry is due for one more big payday and next year could likely be it.

Lowry’s career skyrocketed in Toronto spending his first years in Memphis and Houston. Last season, he had averages of 21.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.1 steals en route to becoming an All-Star for the second year in a row.

Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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