Does Kyle Lowry Have a Long-Term Future with the Toronto Raptors?

December 22nd, 2012 by James Borbath Leave a reply »
When the Toronto Raptors made the trade for Kyle Lowry, they called him their point guard of the future. After making a big push to get Steve Nash and coming up short, they paid a high price to bring in Lowry. In exchange for him, the Raptors sent a virtually guaranteed lottery pick and Gary Forbes to the Houston Rockets.  

The plan was to have Jose Calderon back him up, then maybe at some point move Calderon and go forward with Lowry.

Things in almost every sense have not gone as planned for the Raptors. Calderon making a strong case to be the starter was not exactly in the plan. It leaves the Raptors with a very tricky situation.

Lowry, based on the timeline the Raptors have provided, should be able to return from his partial triceps tear when the Raptors get back to business against the Spurs after their five-day Christmas break. Coach Dwane Casey has suggested that he does not want to break up what is working.  Which would suggest we may see Lowry coming off the bench.

Casey would not get into his point-guard situation when I was on hand Friday night for his post-game remarks after his squad beat the Orlando Magic for its fifth s ...

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