Raptors re-sign Serge Ibaka on three-year $65 million deal

Simply a procedural note but here you

Simply a procedural note but here you

Lowry made the announcement in an article on The Players' Tribune website. Ibaka is a single father and said his daughter's preference would have a lot to do with his decision.

A report last week indicated teams may have been hesitant about signing the Congo native to a lucrative contract over questions about whether he was indeed 27 years old.

Although there was interest from both the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat, it felt like it was only a matter of time until the Raptors reached an agreement with Ibaka.

Assuming Kyle Lowry will return to Toronto-an increasingly likely scenario-the Raptors will remain exactly who they have been in recent years. My heart is telling me that this is the best city in the world, with the best basketball fans in the world.

The Toronto Raptors have retained one of their key free agents, signing forward Serge Ibaka to a three-year deal on Sunday, a source confirmed to The Canadian Press. Locking Lowry into a four or five-year contract would have crunched the Raptors into cap hell over the next half-decade.

Pam Shriver has her doubts about Johanna Konta winning Wimbledon
Kerber will still keep her top ranking though, as World No. 2 Simona Halep was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki earlier on Thursday. As her compatriot Heather Watson was about to take to the court for the first semi-final, Konta came in to talk to the press.

Lowry averaged 22.4 points, 7.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.2 3-pointers per contest in 60 games during the regular season.

"That's going to help me a lot because he really understands me", Ibaka had said of Kalamian back in February.

The father of two young sons mentioned the importance of keeping his family happy.

In 56 games with Orlando last season, the 6-foot-10, 235-pound Ibaka averaged 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds.

Ibaka was dealt from the Orlando Magic to the Toronto Raptors midseason past year, and the Raptors are expected to make a strong push to keep the 6-foot-10 power forward.

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