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Raptors’ Kyle Lowry hires Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports as his new agent

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Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has hired Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports as his new agent.

Lowry has one year left on his contract with the Raptors. The All-Star guard will make $33.3 million in 2019-20 and become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020:

Kyle Lowry just won his first NBA title. The five-time All-Star is once again the best player on the Raptors after superstar Kawhi Leonard’s departure. Lowry had thumb surgery after the NBA Finals, but he’s expected to be 100 percent for training camp.

This past season, Lowry averaged 14.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists while shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.0 percent from the free-throw line. In the 2019 playoffs, Lowry put up 15.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in six games.

The Raptors are said to be leaning toward keeping Lowry, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka despite Leonard leaving for the Los Angeles Clippers. Toronto won’t be title contenders in 2019-20, but they will surely be a playoff team with Lowry, Gasol, Ibaka, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet leading the way.

Lowry, 33, has career averages of 14.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 856 games with the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets and Raptors.