Has Gay given Lowry reason to re-sign?
Gay's acquisition not only enhances the SF position but could also mean that Lowry signs an extension. While playing along side his best friend is one reason, the fact that Raptors have inched closer to contention now could be enough reason for him to re-sign. While I have preferred Jose's play making skills to Lowry's, something good could be developing here. A sudden increase in pace without sacrificing defence can possibly happen as Lowry is a fast paced guard. If only he learns to resist a tendency to shoot as much and be a little more of a distributor, with another solid addition or two, Raps. could be a threat.
Is Kyle Lowry the answer at the PG position??
Another mediocre performance tonight by Lowry. He's been average since the Calderon trade and really he's been average the whole year except for the first 5 games of the season. No playmaking skills, overrated defensively, likes to play hero ball, makes a lot of poor/dumb decisions on offense and on defense.
Colangelo took a big gamble trading a potential lottery pick for an unproven PG and looks like it's going to bite him in the ass.
If you look at Lowry's career, he's been a career backup. He was a backup in Memphis. Lost his starting job to Dragic in Houston. Lost his starting job to Jose earlier in the season. Now that he's getting the chance to prove that he's a starting caliber PG in this league he hasn't impressed. To me he's looking like your protoypical backup PG. A guy that is more suited as a backup PG but will show flashes from time to time.