Serge Ibaka reaches three-year, $65 million deal to stay with Toronto

Knicks passing on offer to Raptors president Masai Ujiri: reports

Knicks passing on offer to Raptors president Masai Ujiri: reports

Kyle Lowry has re-signed with the Toronto Raptors rather than explore his options in free agency. Plus, the market hasn't exactly unfolded in Lowry's favour and a return to the Raptors seems inevitable at this point.

"I'm coming back to Toronto because my heart is telling me that it's home", said Lowry, noting that he still hasn't had poutine - a wildly popular dish in Canada.

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Ibaka's previous contract signed in 2013 was a four-year deal worth only $49 million.

The athletic big man's deal, which can't be finalized until the NBA's moratorium on free agent signings is lifted on Thursday, is reportedly worth US$65 million. Locking Lowry into a four or five-year contract would have crunched the Raptors into cap hell over the next half-decade. 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.

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The 27-year-old Ibaka was traded to Toronto from Orlando late last season.

Nonetheless, Lowry has remained productive at age 31, averaging 22.4 points and 7 assists per game last season. President Masai Ujiri has been a wizard navigating bringing back his top talent, ensuring they get paid, but not on crippling terms. It's possible that the Raptors took this into account and bumped up the annual salary for the three seasons, making it more valuable than something with a fourth year attached to it.

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He was acquired in exchange for Terrence Ross and a first-round draft pick - a big price that would have looked even bigger if the Raptors had lost Ibaka for nothing this summer. He previously played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, with whom he began his career in 2009.

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