The Toronto Raptors and Dwane Casey have agreed to a three-year deal. According to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, Casey’s contract is worth around $4 million per season.
Casey’s future with the Raptors was questioned and unclear before the beginning of the 2013-14 season. However, he proved his worth by leading the Raptors to the playoffs and winning the Atlantic Division.
“One thing I respect about coach Casey, man, he’s been consistent,” Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan said Monday. “He’s been the same Dwane Casey since he’s been here, preached the same thing, told us to stick with the same principles and they’ll work . . . and everything he said came together like he said it would.”
The Toronto Raptors are expected to re-sign Kyle Lowry as well. Lowry averaged 17.9 points, 7.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season.
Furthermore, Toronto has rumored to be interested in bringing Vince Carter back to town.
Word is that the Raptors have been kicking around the idea of making a free-agent play this summer to try to bring Vince Carter “home” by trying to sign the former face of the franchise away from the Mavericks.
The Raptors will also have enough cap space to bring in a few solid role players, such as Luol Deng or even Chris Bosh.