Kyle Lowry has told the Toronto Raptors that he will take some time to consider his options with rumours of interest from the Miami Heat surrounding the point guard who is currently a free agent.
Lowry was an inspired pick-up by the Raptors in 2012 and last season he really showcased the characteristics of an elite level point guard during his fiery, electrifying performances in a Toronto jersey.
After averaging 17.9 points per game and 7.4 assists (Both career highs) in his second season in Toronto, Lowry is now being touted as the top point guard prospect in this current free agent market and has found himself on the radars of many franchises.
It is rumoured that the Houston Rockets are interested in Lowry services but even more intriguing is the Heat's attentiveness to the point guard's situation.
It seems as though Miami have targeted Lowry as part of the project in rebuilding their championship aspirations along with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Lowry is taking time off on Tuesday afternoon to mull over his options despite the news that Heat president Pat Riley is trying to force a sit down meeting with the 28-year-old to discuss his potential future in South Beach.
Toronto responded to Lowry's remarks that he needs time by saying: "he knows us, and we know him.", the Raptors remain quietly confident that they will bring the point guard back to the franchise.
General manager of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri has stated that bringing back Lowry has been his number one off-season duty and has already met with the player to discuss a new deal to keep the All-Star calibre guard with the talented and youthful team.
Lowry had quickly become a fan favourite, his production had rapidly increased, he played the game with a 'bulldog' like attitude and battled a lot bigger than his 6 ft frame would suggest he could.
If he were to return to the Canadian based franchise than his popularity in Toronto would explode.
The future of Lowry remains to be seen but with Miami and Houston sniffing around his availability, Toronto fans will be urging the management to lock down their best player from last season to an extended contract.