Kyle Lowry had genuine interest in signing with the San Antonio Spurs in the offseason.

"It was real for me," Lowry told the Express-News, "but it wasn't real for them. That's a part of the business that people don't know. I would have loved to come here, but it didn't work out. The conversation didn't happen. If the conversation happened, I would tell you. But it didn't happen.

"Not saying that I wanted out, but I did look at teams to see what was going on," said Lowry. "I mean this place would've been a great place."

Lowry re-signed with the Toronto Raptors on a three-year, $100 million deal.

San Antonio re-signed Patty Mills in free agency and also added Rudy Gay.