Title: Coach your own adventure: Build a Kyle Lowry-and-bench unit for the Raptors
Date: September 26, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Kyle Lowry-led bench units and how successful they’ve been for the Raptors, then challenged readers to create their own.
The Toronto Raptors trail by 12. It’s the end of the third quarter, and as your players convene on the bench for a breather, you huddle up your coaching staff off to the side. Your whiteboard is noticeably absent; this is not a meeting about Xs and Os, about changing your pick-and-roll coverage or about a hammer set to run on your next offensive possession. None of that has worked tonight, anyway. You need something else entirely.
You need Kyle Lowry to carry a bench unit at the start of the fourth quarter and make this a game.