RUMOR: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry’s asking price in free agency, revealed
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is an unrestricted free agent this 2021 offseason, and while he would certainly want to be part of a championship contender, that won’t be the biggest factor in his decision.
As recent reports suggested, Lowry will be looking for a hefty payday in what would likely be his last NBA contract. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Lowry is seeking a three-year deal that will net him $30 million per season–which is the same amount he made in his final season with the Raptors.
Apparently, his salary demands haven’t changed. A league source confirmed that Lowry’s free-agency asking price is $90 million over three seasons.
The likes of the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat have been rumored to be interested in making a run for Kyle Lowry in free agency. However, it is unknown if they are willing to meet the price tag on the veteran Raptors guard and NBA champion.
For what it’s worth, the Pelicans recently made a trade to create cap space that would allow them to pursue a free agent like Lowry and meet his asking price. Nonetheless, it is still unknown what the team will really do since they could still decide to keep Lonzo Ball by giving him a significant offer sheet instead.
Regardless, it sure looks like the offseason is brewing to be an exciting one with a lot of potential trades and shocking free agency signings. Lowry could very well be a big figure in the middle of it, as the Raptors guard has the eyes of not only title contenders but also rebuilding teams.