Kyle Lowry, Raptors agree to deal that keeps Toronto's core intact

Kyle Lowry, Raptors agree to deal that keeps Toronto's core intact

Over his eight-season career, Ibaka has averaged 12 points and 2.4 blocks per game. It's hard to think that the Raptors would want to pay Ibaka over $20 million per year without knowing that Lowry, their best player, is coming back.

The three-time All-Star averaged 22.4 points and 7.0 assists last season for the Raptors, who also struck a deal to retain forward Serge Ibaka earlier Sunday.

"I was born in the capital of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville". The team also just agreed to a contract extension with Serge Ibaka, ensuring that he remains with the Raptors for at least three more years. Now Lowry can finish what he started with the Raptors and potentially get them deeper in the Eastern Conference Playoffs next season. Ibaka is saddened that up to this day, prejudices still exists in society based on your origin, adding that sometimes we need to take a stand.

"They all led me back to Toronto".

Paired up with DeMar DeRozan, who received a five-year deal worth US$139 last off-season, the Raptors will continue to have one of the most formidable backcourts in the league.




The Magic then shipped him to the #Toronto Raptors at the trade deadline. Since they place more weight on ESPN's real plus-minus than I do, FiveThirtyEight's CARMELO projections are even more pessimistic, pegging Ibaka's value over that span at about $30 million.

In 56 games with Orlando last season, Ibaka averaged 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds.

Nene crushed the Thunder during both this past regular season and playoffs. "What's sure is that, no matter what, nobody can take away from me the pride for my origins and the love that I have for basketball".

The news came several hours after reports that the team was losing gritty defensive specialist P.J. Tucker to the Houston Rockets.

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