The All-Star point guard announced he's coming back.
The Raptors are keeping the gang together.
Toronto agreed to terms to a contract with Serge Ibaka earlier today and, moments ago, All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry announced he's returning, too.
Lowry, 31, was once thought to be a serious candidate to leave, but the market for point guards (or free agents in general) isn't as lucrative as it looked like it would be.
His deal with the Raptors is reportedly worth $100 million over three years.
The three-time All-Star announced his decision on The Players' Tribune.
I’m coming back to Toronto because my heart is telling me that it’s home — and because staying home, for me and my family, feels like the right thing to do. My heart is telling me that this is the best city in the world, with the best basketball fans in the world. It’s telling me that the Raptors can be a championship-level team, sooner than later. And I’ll be honest (and don’t hate) — it’s telling me that I’ve still never had poutine.
But most of all: It’s telling me that, if you’re looking for people to believe in — choose the people who believed in you first.
And if you start something?
Man, you finish it.
You can read his full post here.