Came across a little gem on ESPN, couldn't find a real Kyle Lowry thread, so here it is.
ESPN ranks Kyle Lowry as the 13th best free agent this year, although they do count a bunch of guys who may not opt out (Melo, Lebron, Bosh, etc.).
Here's the article (insider) :
They peg Lowry's Suggested AAV (average annual value) as $8.5 million for 3 years, which would make me thrilled.
Here's the write up:
Lowry's shooting troubles of late may actually help that very team friendly deal come to fruition.Along with Stephenson, arguably no player has increased his market value this season as much as Lowry did, playing at what should have been considered an All-Star level and being the main driving force behind Toronto's ascension into the playoff picture (although both of those facts should be tempered by the reality that he's done it in the Eastern Conference). His caustic personality hasn't gone away, and he is 27, so he doesn't get the full bump to an eight-figure AAV.