Serge Ibaka responds to claims that he's older than his listed age

Posted July 03, 2017

The "growing sense around National Basketball Association executives" is that Kyle Lowry will return to the Raptors on a deal around $81 million over three seasons, according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today. Originally drafted 11th overall by Orlando, the Duke product has spent the last four years of his career with the Clippers.

Lowry is coming off a four-year, $48 million deal he signed in the summer of 2014, but he officially declined his player option for the 2017-18 season in May, making him an unrestricted free agent. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the deal is worth $100 million over three years.

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Kyle Lowry is staying home, saying he wants to finish what he started in Toronto. President Masai Ujiri has been a wizard navigating bringing back his top talent, ensuring they get paid, but not on crippling terms.

"When I had to make my free-agency decision, there was a lot going through my head, a lot of roads my mind was traveling down", Lowry wrote in the Players' Tribune article titled "Home." Ibaka agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $65 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal can not be signed until the NBA's off-season moratorium ends on Thursday.

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Ibaka averaged 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over 31 minutes in 23 games as a starter after Toronto traded Terrence Ross and a first-round pick for the 27-year-old floor-spacing rim protector at the deadline.

It's unclear how much interest there really was outside of Toronto.

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Raptors fans will sleep easy knowing the best point guard in franchise history (sorry, Damon Stoudamire) is under contract for at least three more seasons. Ibaka spent his first seven NBA seasons in Oklahoma City, helping the Thunder reach the 2012 NBA Finals against Miami.