Raptors resign guard Lowry

AFP
Kyle Lowry (R) of the Toronto Raptors goes up against Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets in Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 4, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kyle Lowry (R) of the Toronto Raptors goes up against Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets in Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 4, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (AFP Photo/Claus Andersen)

Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Kyle Lowry, who helped Toronto reach the postseason for the first time in six years, has agreed a four-year contract extension with the Raptors.

The 28-year-old free-agent guard told Yahoo Sports "Toronto is just the right place for me" and retweeted the report about the deal. The contract is reportedly worth $48 million.

Lowry averaged 17.9 points and 7.4 assists in his second season with Toronto.

He was acquired in a July 2012 trade with the Houston Rockets, who were one of the clubs looking at adding Lowry to their roster.

Lowry has averaged 11.7 points and 5.4 assists in 506 NBA games for Memphis, Houston and Toronto.