Toronto Raptors: Good news keeps coming for Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors reacts during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors reacts during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Kyle Lowry was named a reserve for the NBA All-Star Game as he continues to pile on the accolades with the Toronto Raptors this season.

To no surprise, Kyle Lowry will be joining Toronto Raptors teammate Pascal Siakam at the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago after the 33-year-old was one of the reserves revealed on Thursday night.

This will be the sixth appearance for Lowry which is rather fitting considering he never made it until he was traded to the Raptors. Considering how much the team’s fortunes changed when he arrived, Lowry is deserving of getting recognized as an all-star along with Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons, Khris Middleton, Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo and Domas Sabonis.

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He just set the new franchise record for assists which is no small accomplishment because he is one of the few stars who has stayed and brought great fortune to the Raptors. There is a reason why the team has been able to withstand losing Kawhi Leonard and Lowry’s leadership is definitely a factor that hasn’t been discussed.

Getting six all-star nominations puts him on a good path to get into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Game. His bulldog mentality is infectious and it’s something this fanbase has always appreciated.

With their winning streak reaching nine games, the Raptors are putting themselves in a position to improve their chances in the playoffs. Staying in the top two not only gives the team home-court until at least the Conference Finals, but it also ensures more favourable matchups.

It’s no secret that if the Raptors want to find success again in the playoffs, Lowry will have to play a significant role. In games where the Raptors win, the Philadelphia native is a plus10.9 while shooting 41.9 per cent from the field.

If you need any more convincing about Lowry’s impact, Vince Carter said that he considers him to be the greatest player in Raptors’ history.

"“For sure. He’s done a lot, he’s accomplished a lot. He’s been through the ups and downs and he’s been to the mountaintop, so that propels him right there,” Carter said about Lowry to reporters. “Obviously the longer he plays here the more he’s going to accomplish wonderful feats like this. It’s well deserved. He loves to play, he’s a competitor, obviously. I’m just glad I was able to see it. I’ll talk junk to him later.”"

Now he gets another accolade to add to his already impressive resume which will only help him earn more respect around the NBA for his accomplishments.

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