Toronto Raptors: Stock Take, plus Kyle Lowry has a great week

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Patrick McCaw

Starting off on a somber note, we won’t be seeing Patrick McCaw for a while, which is unfortunate. Ending up in the stock down portion of the column by no fault of your own is an even crueler mistress.

McCaw underwent surgery arthroscopic knee surgery to remove a benign mass from the back of his left knee, and all being well, he will be re-evaluated in four weeks, according to ESPN. At present, the Raptors have something of a mini-crisis related to the depth in their squad, and the loss of McCaw only furthers that fact.

It couldn’t have come at a worse time for McCaw too, who was just forcing his way back into the rotation after missing the first three games of the season. In his only two games of the season so far, and for the foreseeable future, McCaw averaged four points, three rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, shooting 60-percent from the field and 33-percent from three.

How much a fully healthy Patrick McCaw could offer the Raptors is questionable, his offensive is non-existent at best and despite a hard-nosed defensive reputation, he often looks a little overwhelmed. But, at just 24 years old, and under the right tutelage, there is a lot of room for improvement.

It’s just a shame that it’ll have to be put on hold for the meantime. We wish McCaw a speedy recovery.