DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry Deserve Serious Award Consideration

March 8th, 2014 by Justin Bedi Leave a reply »

The Toronto Raptors are enjoying their finest season in years.


Well for starters, you could point to their improved defense (fourth in the league in opponents' scoring), or their more effective offense (10th in offensive efficiency), or even the departure of Rudy Gay (.368 winning percentage at the time of the trade).

But you’d only be scraping the surface by talking about those points. The real story in Toronto has been the play of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Not only have they both played at all-star levels since the Rudy Gay trade, but they've undoubtedly emerged as one of the best back courts in the league.

Give their individual play and team success, it's reasonable to expect some accolades to come their way. Although there's still plenty of time left in the season, it's never too early to make the case for players deserving of some hardware. 

And boy, do these guys deserve some.

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Most Improved Player

While Lowry was ultimately pas ...

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