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NBA Notes: Raptors Kyle Lowry to Opt Out of Contract, Become Free Agent

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    NBA Notes: Raptors Kyle Lowry to Opt Out of Contract, Become Free Agent
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    NBA Notes: Raptors Kyle Lowry to opt out of contract, become free agent

    TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will opt out of the final year of his contract and test free agency this summer.

    The three-time All-Star has one year and $12 million remaining on the four-year, $48 million deal he signed in July 2014.

    Lowry averaged career bests of 22.4 points, 7.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game this season but was limited to 60 games because of a right wrist injury that required surgery in February.

    Sidelined by a sprained left ankle, Lowry was not active Sunday when Toronto was swept in the second round of the playoffs by defending champion Cleveland. Lowry was injured in the third quarter of Game 2. He aggravated the injury while trying to warm up for Friday's Game 3.

    An 11-year veteran, Lowry also has played for Memphis and Houston.

    Nene out for playoffs
    HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets backup center Nene has suffered a season-ending muscle tear in his left thigh.

    Nene was injured in the first quarter of Houston's 125-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday night and didn't return.

    The team said Monday they are reviewing treatment options for the torn adductor muscle.

    Nene, a 15-year veteran in his first season with the Rockets, averaged 10 points and 4.7 rebounds in nine postseason games this year. He was the star of Game 4 of Houston's first-round series against Oklahoma City when he tied an NBA record by making all 12 of his shots and scoring career playoff-high 28 points in a 113-109 win.

    Game 5 is Tuesday night in San Antonio with the series tied 2-2.