November 6, 2017, 1:38 pm
After sporting a heating pad before Sunday’s game, Kyle Lowry admitted to TSN’s Josh Lewenberg that he’s experiencing some back soreness as a result of all the travel on the Raptors’ recent road trip but added that it won’t keep him from playing.
Lowry is as tough as they come so it’s no shock that he’ll manage the pain. Look for him to get back to normal as the Raptors get a few nights in their own beds and no longer have to deal with a grueling west coast road swing. Toronto has also been proactive about managing Lowry’s workload this season, as his 30.6 minutes per game are well below last year’s 37.4. Hopefully that keeps him healthy down the stretch, as late-season injuries have hurt both his real and fantasy teams in the past few years. He’s still adjusting to Toronto’s new ball movement offense but should have no issues returning top-30 numbers once everything starts to click.