The Toronto Raptors will have another key offseason in 2017 with Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Patterson and PJ Tucker becoming free agents.
Last offseason, the Raptors re-signed DeMar DeRozan to a five-year contract worth nearly the max.
"The summer is huge," Masai Ujiri said on Sunday to ESPN after the Raptors were eliminated. "But every summer is huge. We are trying to keep up with the big boys."
After taking the Cleveland Cavaliers to six games in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2016, they were swept by them in the second round.
Beyond the questions of re-signing those free agents, the Raptors could like to trade some combination of Jonas Valanciunas, Cory Joseph and DeMarre Carroll.
The Raptors' decisions will likely pivot on what Lowry decides to do.
DeRozan wants Lowry back, but won't lobby him, he told ESPN on Sunday. "I didn't call or pressure him the first time, and he didn't do that to me," DeRozan said. "I'm just gonna be there for him as a friend."