On Thursday, Kyle Lowry, point guard for the Raptors, strongly criticized himself when he was asked about what he thought of his game, and what he had to say about this took many fans and price per head bookies by surprise.
“Me? I’m trash,” said the All-Star when he spoke to the media. “I’m just trying to figure it out right now, to be honest with you.”
In the last 12 games that he played, Lowry, who’s now 28-years-old, had an average of 13.4 points, 5.9 assists and his shooting is at 36.3%, which include 26.2% shots scored from the 3-point area.
“I don’t know,” answered the player when he was asked about the reasons that his numbers fell. “That’s why I’m in here working hard and trying to figure out what to do and trying to get [myself] back on track.”
In his initial 45 matchups, Lowry had an average of 19.6 points as well as 7.4 assists, with his shooting at 42.8%, and 33.5% of them were made from the 3-point area.
Lowry’s performance on the court went up especially when DeMar DeRozan – his team-mate on the backcourt – didn’t play in 21 games in a row because of an injury to the groin, and many fans were very worried about his condition. In that time, the player was able to lead Toronto to a record of 12-9. Due to this, he turned into an All-Star. This happened to be the very first time that he made it there in his career – spanning 9 years – and the fans voted for him to be a starter in the Eastern Conference of the NBA.
This season was tough for the player when it came to injuries, as he had to put up with finger, hamstring, and calf injuries. In the summer, Lowry signed a deal of $48 million and four years to continue playing with the Raptors, which was great news for many fans in Toronto.
Lowry’s fans and price per head sportsbooks certainly don’t think that he’s trash. However, they do believe that has to work on his game, and many of them also think that the injuries could have gotten in the way of his performance – and perhaps his morale. Maybe the best thing for Lowry to do is to take a step back and reevaluate what’s going on with him, and from there, changes could be made.