Raptors can now turn attention to supporting cast

Kyle Lowry (left) and DeMar DeRozan were second in the NBA in scoring amongst guard combos in...

Kyle Lowry (left) and DeMar DeRozan were second in the NBA in scoring amongst guard combos in 2013-14. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency/Files)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:21 AM ET

TORONTO - With Kyle Lowry now locked up long-term, Toronto’s attention turns to bringing back its talented supporting cast.

Lowry, signed to a four-year, $48-million US contract, and DeMar DeRozan, getting $9.5 million a season for at least the next two years, combine to give the Raptors the NBA’s best back-court bargain.

The pair was second in the league in scoring amongst guard combos in 2013-14 and both could have been all-stars, yet combine for years to come to bring in about what one max-level superstar commands.

Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross, about to enter their third seasons, remain on rookie contracts and a whopping $29 million or so will be cleared off of Toronto’s salary cap next summer when Amir Johnson, Lou Williams, Landry Fields, Chuck Hayes, Tyler Hansbrough and the buyout money owed to Marcus Camby come off of the books.


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