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."
Raptors' Kyle Lowry can't wait to play pick-and-roll with Jonas Valancuinas, Andrea Bargnani
Toronto Star | Oct 16