Kyle Lowry Believes the Raptors Can Make the Playoffs

According to new Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, they have enough talent to qualify for the postseason. Per the Toronto Sun: “Lowry, 26, has heard the talk about how he is a step away from establishing himself as a tier-one NBA point guard and how he probably needs an entire season like the start of last year (when he averaged 15.6 points and 7.6 assists) to reach that lofty destination. But he’s up for the challenge. ‘Just play,’ he said, when asked what it will take to become an NBA all-star. ‘Just do what I’m allowed to do and to prove to (the Raptors organization) that they’re right for making the decision to bring me up here and believing in me.’ As for his suggestion that the Raptors may surprise some people, Lowry, like [Jose] Calderon and others on the team who has been properly briefed, Lowry believes Toronto can make the playoffs. ‘We’ve got great players who can score, who can shoot, who can get to spots, and my job is to make sure they get to their spots much easier and get easier shots, open shots,’ he said. ‘Be aggressive, attack, push the ball, push the tempo, make sure we always get a good possession, make sure the game’s under control and we’re playing the way we want to play … To be the head of the snake,’ he added, when asked what he hopes to accomplish in Toronto. ‘Just be up there. It starts with the point guard and as long as I’m doing what I’m supposed to do — getting up, pressuring, being talkative, loud, and being aggressive, my teammates got my back. And I know that if they see I’m up there working hard, they’re going to work hard for me, behind me.'”