Toronto Raptors offseason preview: Kyle Lowry

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Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

We continue our offseason previews by taking a look at Kyle Lowry. How did he perform last season for the Toronto Raptors? What can he improve on? What will his role be next year?

On the back of a historic season, Kyle Lowry is finally an NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors. Lowry has been an integral part of the Toronto Raptors best years from the moment he walked in the building, but playoff success has ever evaded the Raptors.

Now, the Raptors start the season as NBA champions but without the awe-inspiring exploits of Kawhi Leonard and to a lesser degree, Danny Green. Lowry, though, still remains heading into his thirteenth NBA season. He’s also the longest-tenured Raptor on the roster, and most likely the teams best player depending on how you feel about the growth of Pascal Siakam.

This season for Lowry and the Raptors will be huge, for many different reasons. Lowry is in the final year of his contract and with the Raptors potentially heading down the road of a rebuild next season, Lowry could well be playing his final season in Toronto. Hopefully not, though.

The Raptors are a much better team with Lowry on the court, he’s a highly intelligent, as well as a talented point guard who’s willing to put his body on the line every night. Last season was no different, but the Raptors finally go over the hump.

It wouldn’t have happened without Kyle Lowry, who had a strong postseason once again. Leonard stood out for his performances but Lowry was as good as ever, despite suffering from a broken thumb.

Kyle Lowry will always be Kyle Lowry.

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