May 12, 2020, 10:09 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
According to Shams Charania, the National Basketball Players Association sent a memo to agents on Tuesday evening indicating that the sense is both the players and people around the league office would like to conclude the 2019-20 season, which is currently postponed.
This comes on the heels of commissioner Adam Silver's video conference with Chris Paul (the president of the NBPA) and multiple other high-profile NBA superstars that occurred earlier Tuesday. During the call, players apparently made it clear that they would like to finish the current season. The memo from the players also announced that Paul, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Lowry and Dwight Powell will be serving on a newly-formed committee that will work alongside the NBA on ways to safely and successfully play games during the current public health predicament posed by the coronavirus. With other leagues like Major League Baseball and NASCAR slowly planning their returns to competitive action, basketball fans can finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 8, 2020, 11:34 amKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors will open the OVO Center, their training facility, starting on Monday.
This is a positive step but there's still a long way to go, as only one player and one coach will be allowed in the building at a time. The Raptors will let the players participate on a voluntary basis, as will all the teams that have announced the opening of their facilities, but on a conference call GM Bobby Webster said that the players still in Toronto are eager to get going again. About half of the Raptors are still in Toronto while there are questions about how the rest of the roster will get back into Canada — Webster said that the Raptors are working with public health officials and that players will be forced to follow the country's quarantine guidelines, while they won't seek out any special exceptions when it comes to immigration standards.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 11:40 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to a win over the Jazz on Monday with 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting to go with five rebounds, seven dimes, three steals and four triples.
Lowry hit a huge triple late in the fourth quarter to help put the game away as the Jazz were mounting a comeback in the final period of the game. He's been stellar whenever he suits up and besides missing that prolonged stretch in the middle of the year, it's been smooth sailing for Lowry as he's more than returned his ADP in value.
March 8, 2020, 11:40 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry put up 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting with eight assists in 36 minutes of action in a 118-113 win over the Kings on Sunday.
Lowry knocked down six triples and added five rebounds and three steals to the stat sheet. He remains a consistent early-round option as he sits inside top-30 value on the season.
March 6, 2020, 1:16 amKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry double-doubled in Thursday's win over the Warriors with 26 points and 10 assists to go with five boards, two steals and four triples.
Lowry had another awesome night for the Raptors and has looked great since returning from his injury. As long as he's healthy he's a top-40 player.
March 4, 2020, 12:41 amKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry fought to lead the Raptors to a comeback win over the Suns on Tuesday with 28 points (8-of-19 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), five rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
The short-handed Raptors mainly gave minutes to six players in this one, and they eventually broke through for the win. Lowry has been roughly as valuable with Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) out as when he's been starting next to him lately. Lowry is defying age and hopefully stays strong down the stretch this season. Norman Powell also carried a big load in his start on Tuesday, going for 26 points, two rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
March 3, 2020, 9:52 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (left eye) took an elbow to the face in Tuesday's game vs. the Suns and was forced to go to the locker room, but will reportedly return to play the rest of the game.
The injury appears to be to his left eye, but all indications are that he will be fine. He had a towel over his face on the bench before going to the locker room and might have just been shaken up.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 9:16 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry notched 17 points (4-of-14 FG, 7-of-7 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers and four turnovers against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Lowry struggled shooting from the floor and put up too many turnovers, but he still dropped plenty of goodies over his 38 minutes. He could be entering a slump, but that shouldn't concern you too much. Lowry remains an early-round value.
February 28, 2020, 11:31 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and added six rebounds and six assists in a loss on Friday at the hands of the Hornets.
Lowry got 38 minutes in this one, which is just above his season average. Lowry has been a fantasy superstar again this season, as he's firmly inside the top-30. He has been very consistent (again) and should not be on anyone's bench for any reason as long as he is healthy.
February 25, 2020, 11:21 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry hit just 2-of-12 field goals vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, putting up 10 points, four rebounds, six assists, a block and a three in 41 minutes in a 97-108 loss.
Lowry's field goal percentage is always on the low side, but this one is an outlier. The near-34-year-old has continued to get it done for fantasy teams at the same clip that he has for the past few seasons.
February 23, 2020, 9:12 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to a franchise record, 46-point victory over the Pacers on Sunday, racking up 16 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds, three 3-pointers, five steals and one block in a stellar performance.
The Raptors raced out to a 34-12 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, and there is little doubt that this roster will follow Lowry's lead on a nightly basis. Lowry has had another terrific season with top-30 production and looks to be healthy and ready to continue on this trajectory. Fred VanVleet was one of the few Raptors to have a down night, but he still went for eight points (3-of-12 FG), two 3-pointers and two steals. Everyone looked great for the Champions in this one.
February 21, 2020, 10:57 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry double-doubled on Friday vs. the Suns, putting up 13 points, 10 assists and adding five rebounds.
Lowry also had a team-high six turnovers and was not all that effective shooting the ball. This was not one of his better games, but Lowry has maintained his mid-round fantasy value all season. With the Raptors playing increasingly better as the season progresses and looking at a home series in the first round of the playoffs, Lowry should finish very strong, barring injury
February 12, 2020, 11:27 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry posted a triple-double on Wednesday with 12 points (4-of-13 from the field), 11 rebounds and 12 assists in 37 minutes.
Lowry didn't shoot the ball well from the field and was 1-of-2 from the line but that can be overlooked since he posted double-digit boards and assists. Lowry is a top-40 player in 9-cat and 8-cat leagues over the course of the season. He has a top-50 floor with top-25 upside and should finish the season within that range.
February 10, 2020, 11:29 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (whiplash) had a 27-point, 11-assist double-double in a 137-126 win over the Wolves on Monday, but he also added seven rebounds, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.
Lowry shot 9-for-16 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line. So, it's safe to say that Lowry is healthy enough to trust like normal. For the season, he's put up third-round value at age 33.
February 10, 2020, 6:36 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry will be available for Monday's game after dealing with a neck injury which was labeled as whiplash.
Lowry missed just one game after getting injured on Friday. Terence Davis may see a bit less playing time but will certainly figure into the Raptors' rotation. Lowry helps his owners in several categories including assists, points, and threes.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter