Title: QUESTIONS THE RAPTORS FACE NOW THAT KYLE LOWRY IS BACK
Date: April 6, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Kyle Lowry’s return and the questions that now need answering before the playoffs.
Kyle Lowry is back.
Five weeks and a day after the Toronto Raptors point guard underwent surgery on his right wrist, the 31-year-old All-Star returned to the lineup to help lift the team to a late comeback victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the pivotal fourth quarter, Lowry provided a glimpse of what the Raptors, who surged with a 14-7 record in his stead, could be now that #FullSquad status has been attained.
That Lowry returned is of massive importance for the Raptors, because prior to his injury, he was their most important player. However the team’s grown without him—DeMar DeRozan deserves a world of credit, and the newfound focus on defense has been welcome– Lowry will dictate their ceiling and raise the floor.
That Lowry returned with four games left in the regular season is paramount, because the Raptors are short on time to find answers for a few important questions.