Ranking the Toronto Raptors roster based on their current contracts

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No. 4: Kyle Lowry

Season Win Shares: 3.5          Current cap-figure: $31.2 million

In the midst of his seventh year with the Raptors, Kyle Lowry is the longest-tenured member of the franchise.

As part of his six previous seasons with the team, Lowry has been part of the core that led the franchise to four first-place finishes in the Atlantic division, and an identical four playoff series wins.

This year, under the eye of Nick Nurse, Lowry has progressed in between various injuries.

When he has been on the floor, the guard has tallied 14.4 points and 9.7 assists per game. The scoring output was significantly affected by a slump in the month of December in which his true shooting percentage dropped to 48.4-percent.

Lowry’s recent struggles appear to be a result of the back injury he suffered last week, rather than age.

Recent woes aside, Lowry has produced at a win shares rate of (.158), similar to that of Memphis guard Mike Conley (.137). Conley and Lowry are both set to make the roughly the same amount this year.

At a mark of $31.2 million, Lowry is the highest paid player on the Raptors’ roster thanks to a 3-year, $100 million extension that expires following the 2020 season.

Due to injuries and a slump, Lowry is not the most valuable player to the franchise this year but still poses as a cornerstone for their success. With Lowry on the floor, the team has gone 23-7 compared to 7-4 without him.