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Kyle Lowry | Guard | #7

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Villanova
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (24) / MEM
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Kyle Lowry (elbow) is still on schedule and doesn't have a timetable to return.
Everything "is where it should be" from his checkup. Lowry could make it back next month and initial reports said he could make it back with 4-5 games left in the regular season. He's still tough to stash unless you have an IR spot or are in a weekly league with a deep enough bench where it won't matter at all. Mar 16 - 5:37 PM

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Kyle Lowry (right wrist surgery) has reportedly progressed to doing some light dribbling.

Lowry is currently in New York for a routine two-week checkup on his wrist, and we'll reportedly get an official update on him some time on Thursday. That being said, Lowry likely has at least another two weeks to go on the sidelines, so he's a tough guy to hang onto in leagues without an IR-spot.
Mar 15 - 1:53 PM

Kyle Lowry (wrist) says he has an idea of when he would like to return to game action but isn't willing to share that information publically.

Lowry underwent surgery on February 28th is expected to miss 4-5 weeks. "I have, not a target date, but I know what I would like to do," Lowry said. "Hopefully we can get it done and we’ll go from there. For me, it’s making sure I’m completely healthy." Lowry also said he is doing everything he can to get back as soon as possible. "I just basically got to rehab it, get it stronger, full extension," Lowry said. "Right now there’s still some swelling in there, still some inflammation in there." A return date in late March or early April seems probable at this point.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 7 - 9:45 AM

Kyle Lowry underwent successful right wrist surgery Tuesday afternoon, and he's expected to miss the next 4-5 weeks of action.

Dwane Casey said that Lowry will begin working on his range of motion "pretty quickly," and he'll be asking Corey Joseph, Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright to pick up the slack in his absence. Joseph is worth owning in most leagues as he's now locked into a 30-plus minute role as Toronto's unquestioned starting point guard sans Lowry, and DeMar DeRozan could be flirting with a usage rate close to 40. Unfortunately, this injury ends Lowry's fantasy season in a lot of leagues, so if you don't have an IR-spot, it makes sense to send him to the wire in re-draft formats.

Kyle Lowry is reportedly hopeful that he'll be able to get back on the court in 4-5 weeks following right wrist surgery.

We won't have an official timetable until after Lowry's procedure is performed on Tuesday, but Adrian Wojnarowski is one of the most reputable sources out there, and 4-5 weeks does sound about right. Whether or not you can continue to roster Lowry will depend on whether you have an IR-spot, and how long your fantasy season goes, but 4-5 weeks rules Lowry out for the rest of the fantasy season some formats. Corey Joseph is essentially a must-own guy now.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Lowry out tonight - and the foreseeable future - both DeMar DeRozan and Cory Joseph are going to be elite plays until their DFS price tags spike. DeRozan isn't cheap, but he carries a massive 43.7% usage rate with Lowry off the floor this season, which he's turned into a 1.36 FPPM mark. DDR's 43.7% usage rate would actually lead the NBA had it come over the course of the full year, so there is a lot to like here.
Feb 27 - 4:09 PM

Kyle Lowry is set to undergo wrist surgery to remove loose bodies from his right wrist, and he's aiming to return for the playoffs.

We'll have an official timetable once Lowry goes under the knife on Tuesday, so we'd wait on that before making any rash decisions with Lowry, but Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting he could be out 4-5 weeks. In the meantime, Corey Joseph is locked in as Toronto's starting point guard, and with averages of 19.3 points, 5.3 dimes and 1.3 steals in three starts this season, he's worth a look in most leagues. DeMar DeRozan is also going to be incredibly busy on offense sans Lowry.
Feb 27 - 3:14 PM

Kyle Lowry (right wrist) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.

The swelling in Lowry's wrist has gone down, and all the tests performed came back clean, so it doesn't sound like this is a very serious injury. Head coach Dwane Casey said he's considering Lowry day-to-day, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game in New York. With Lowry out tonight, Cory Joseph will draw the start and DeMar DeRozan will be working with a Russell Westbrook-like usage rate.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: In the two games DeRozan has played without Lowry this season, he averaged 39.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists. Not surprisingly, his usage rate spikes up by 7.3% to 43.7% when Lowry is off the court. Fire him up in all formats against a Portland team that ranks 22nd in DvP against shooting guards.
Feb 26 - 4:56 PM

Kyle Lowry (wrist) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Sunday's contest vs. the Blazers.

The games notes are often unreliable, so this doesn't give us much of an update. Coach Dwane Casey said on Friday that he wasn't sure how long Lowry would be out, but that "it's not a one-day thing." The team announced that Lowry would receive further evaluation over the weekend. If you own Lowry and have roster space, you may want to pick up Cory Joesph as an insurance policy.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 25 - 1:19 PM

Coach Dwane Casey said he is unsure how long Kyle Lowry (wrist) is going to be out, but that "it's not a one-day thing."

Lowry, who sat out Friday's win over Boston, originally hurt his right wrist on Feb. 15. He iced his wrist while on the bench during the All-Star game, but told reporters he wasn’t in any serious pain and that he would be fine. He reportedly even went golfing on Sunday morning. "It was a little sore, paid no attention to it," said Lowry. "But it just constantly stayed bothering me." We will have to wait for an update from the Raptors in order to have a clear idea of what we are looking at going forward. Cory Joseph started and had 11 points and six assists on Friday.
Feb 25 - 11:39 AM

Kyle Lowry (right wrist) will not play against the Celtics on Friday night.

Ouch. Coach Dwane Casey said he doesn't know how long Lowry will be out and the team announced he will receive further evaluation over the weekend. Lowry has owned the Celtics this season, but now the Raptors will have to turn to Cory Joseph as their primary scoring one. Although, it is certainly possible Delon Wright or Fred VanVleet get the start. DeMar DeRozan should be very busy tonight.
Feb 24 - 6:26 PM

Kyle Lowry chipped in 21 points, six rebounds, six assists, four 3-pointers and one steal in 41 minutes during Wednesday's topsy-turvy home victory.

The Raptors were badly in need of a win and they preyed on the slumping Hornets tonight, providing some momentum as they head to the break. Lowry heaped praise on the acquisition of Serge Ibaka, citing his perimeter shooting, shot-blocking and ability to run the floor at the PF position, so there's some reason for optimism in Toronto. Win or lose, Lowry is a phenomenal fantasy asset.
Feb 15 - 11:25 PM

Kyle Lowry called out the Raptors after their loss to the Pistons on Sunday.

"Everything. Everything." Lowry said when asked what went wrong in the fourth quarter. "Keep putting in the same situations over and over and not being successful — something gotta give, something gotta change." Lowry was pressed on what he meant by that, and he said, "I have an idea but I’m [going to] keep my mouth shut, keep it professional." The Raptors blew a 16-point fourth quarter lead and have lost 10 out of their last 14 games, but this seems like a subtle shot at coach Dwane Casey -- Lowry and Casey have had their problems in the past. The Raptors should eventually figure things out, but their recent struggles makes it easy to see why they have been linked to players such as Paul Millsap and Serge Ibaka with the deadline looming.
Feb 13 - 11:41 AM

Kyle Lowry hit 6-of-14 shots, 5-of-8 3-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws for 24 points, four rebounds and eight assists in Monday's 118-109 win over the Clippers.

He also had just two turnovers on the night, which is great considering how much he had the ball in his hands. His streak of 30-point games ended on Feb. 1, but he had 18 points, five boards and seven assists on Friday, a triple-double on Sunday and a very solid line on Monday night. All-Star, indeed.
Feb 6 - 10:41 PM

Kyle Lowry posted his first triple-double of the season during Sunday's 103-95 win over the Nets, tallying 15 points, 11 boards, 11 assists, one steal and just two turnovers in 39 minutes.

Lowry required four stitches to close a cut on his right forearm that he suffered while running into a mounted camera during the first quarter, but he played through it, so we don’t imagine this being an issue that will force him to the sidelines. This was his ninth career triple-double, and he'll continue to run the show on the offensive end for Toronto for however long DeMar DeRozan (ankle) is on the sidelines.
Feb 5 - 2:27 PM

Kyle Lowry (illness) will play on Sunday vs. the Nets.

The Raptors are just 2-8 in their last 10 games, so they really, really need a win. Lowry is dealing with flu-like symptoms, so he's a risky play on a three-game slate in DFS. His owners in season-long leagues might as well deploy him as the Nets are allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing point guards this season. He's also a usage monster every time DeMar DeRozan (ankle) sits.
Feb 5 - 10:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
4Fred VanVleet
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Pascal Siakam
3P.J. Tucker
4Bruno Caboclo
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Patrick Patterson
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Lucas Nogueira
3Jakob Poeltl