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

Toronto Raptors - Kyle Lowry (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
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Kyle Lowry

Thankfully, the answer to our prayers lies within the prodigal son of Toronto. The hero, the face of the franchise, the true King of Toronto. Kyle Lowry remains, by all accounts, the love of my life. Most probably, the love of many people’s lives.

If anyone needed a reminder that peak Kyle Lowry can still come to play, then pay attention because this week was that reminder. Boy, what a reminder it was. If we’re being honest, it feels like the basketball world is finally giving Lowry the recognition he deserves – and it’s about time.

A peak Lowry performance against the Milwaukee Bucks was wasted, though, as the Raptors failed to complete the comeback at the Fiserv Forum, but Lowry had 36 points, four rebounds, and six assists on 11-of-18 shooting from the field. Without Lowry, the potential comeback doesn’t happen and the Raptors are out of the game before halftime.

Overall, Lowry as averaged 30 points, three rebounds, six assists, and one steal across his last two games, with a true shooting percentage of 66-percent. Lowry has never relied on the numbers to make an impact in a game, but having the numbers on his side like this can only lend credence to just how good he is.

If you want it in plain English; Kyle Lowry was the best player for the Raptors this week. He’s still the most important player on the team too. There, I said it.

VERDICT: STOCK UP

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As always, tune in next week and we’ll run it back one more time. And then a few more times after that. Au revoir!