The Toronto Raptors surely have a feel for how their own impending free agent is valued on the market, but they don't appear willing to let the market confirm it for them. That's because the Raptors' strategy for re-signing Kyle Lowry appears to be aggression out of the gate, offering the point guard enough immediately that he doesn't even engage with other suitors. It's been no secret that the Raptors want to retain Lowry and that it's their top priority this offseason. They can also offer more money than any other team, and while that mostly matters for maximum contracts, the Raptors are expected to come correct with term and annual salary.
Raptors strategy is to lock up Kyle Lowry before other teams can engage him
The Score | Jun 30