Kyle Lowry: “I Would Love to do a Long Extension” With Raptors

Raptors' PG Kyle Lowry. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock

In the past two decades, Toronto Raptors struggled to keep their superstar players. Starting with Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter in early 2000s to the most recent example in Kawhi Leonard, stars choose to leave Toronto as soon as they got the opportunity. All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, however, doesn’t share this similar mindset.

Lowry, who is fresh off of winning an NBA title with the Raptors, is entering the final year of his deal and has the opportunity to become a free agent in the summer of 2020. Still, the 33-year-old isn’t keen on seeing that happening as he wants to do stay in Toronto for years to come.

“I want to be there – I would love to do a long extension, but we’ll see what happens,” – said Lowry via Yahoo Sports. “But we’ll have that discussion when the time is right.”

For the time being, Lowry is focused on the next season and trying to defend the NBA title. He is confident that Raptors still have a chance to do this despite seeing both Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green leave this summer to play in Los Angeles.

“We’re still going to be able to run it back.” – he said. “We’re the champions and we’re trying to defend our title. I’m confident with our team.”

Lowry played 65 games with Toronto in the past season, averaging 14.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game.