Kyle Lowry is about to be unleashed and he cannot wait.

Having watched the first three Raptors pre-season games thanks to a balky groin, the point guard in his first year with the franchise is expected to play Wednesday night at home against Washington. That courtside seat has given him a good look at what could be in store.

He's seen a promising young rookie in Jonas Valanciunas, a depth-shooting big man in Andrea Bargnani and the opportunity to work in the pick-and-roll with them opens all kinds of possibilities.

"They both do special things, one's a shooter, one's a great roller so it's going to be fun out there, getting in the pick-and-roll and getting some layups and getting some open shots," Lowry said following his second practice after sitting out for more than a week.

"I'm going to be rusty but I'll try to pick up where I left off earlier in training camp," said Lowry. "I haven't played in a game yet but there are some things I've picked up on the team that I've seen watching on the sidelines."