Since joining the Toronto Raptors in 2012, Kyle Lowry has been one of the faces of the franchise and one of the main contributors to their success over the years. This is one of the main reasons the Raptors did not trade their “heart and soul” of their franchise at the NBA trade deadline and one of the main reasons why they still believe in him.
While Lowry is now 35-years-old, the Raptors still believe he can contribute at a high-level and help lead them into the future by being the veteran leader on what they hope will be a young and hungry Raptors team.
Many expected Kyle Lowry to be traded at this year’s NBA trade deadline and there was a deal in place to have him go to the Philadelphia 76ers, but the Raptors pulled out of the deal last minute, thus keeping Lowry for the remainder of the year. He was a fixture in NBA rumors and will remains as such given the circumstances.
Now, Lowry is set to become an unrestricted free agent this coming offseason and his market could end up being quite big. Plenty of teams could utilize the veteran, All-Star guard and while the Raptors would probably like to keep him, especially after deciding not to trade him this season, they are going to be competing with a handful of other teams for him.
Kyle Lowry has always been a loyal player and will likely give the Toronto Raptors a ton of consideration when free agency comes around, but a few other teams could offer a much more lucrative deal and a chance to potentially win another title, something that the Raptors may not be able to offer anymore.
With that said, let’s take a look at three teams who should aggressively pursue Kyle Lowry this coming offseason.