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Kyle Lowry | Guard

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
College: Villanova
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Kyle Lowry (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.
Lowry has said that he won't rush a return, but the Raptors have not given any clear timeline on when he might be able to return to action. While he's out, Greivis Vasquez will continue to start at point guard, with Lou Williams and DeMar DeRozan being tasked with some more responsibilities on offense. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Rockets, stay tuned. Mar 27 - 12:48 PM

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Kyle Lowry (back) will not play vs. the Bulls on Wednesday.

Lowry has already said that he won't be rushing back from injury this time, so he is probably looking at an extended stint on the sidelines. Greivis Vasquez will likely start on Wednesday and is worth picking up in most leagues, while Lou Williams should see an uptick in minutes off the bench and can be considered a must-start option in all leagues.
Mar 25 - 11:52 AM

Kyle Lowry said that he won't rush back from injury this time after he was forced to leave Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons due to back spasms.

This doesn't sound very reassuring for his owners, and it looks like Lowry should be considered highly doubtful to play vs. the Bulls on Wednesday. We will pass along further updates once we know more, but his owners should have a backup plan ready. Greivis Vasquez will likely draw the start if Lowry can't give it a go and he is worth a look for anyone in need of 3-pointers and assists, while Lou Williams should see a nice uptick in minutes as well and would be a must-start option in all leagues.
Mar 24 - 11:04 PM

Kyle Lowry (back spasms) left Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons and will not be able to return.

Lowry had just returned from a two-game absence prior to tonight's game because of his back, so this is obviously a devastating blow for the Raptors and for his owners. We will go ahead and consider Lowry questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls, but considering he was only able to play 11 minutes before his back tightened up on him, he is probably closer to doubtful. If Lowry can't give it a go, Greivis Vasquez and Lou Williams would both benefit. Expect another update following shootaround on Wednesday.
Mar 24 - 8:22 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) will start Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

Greivis Vasquez will likely head to the bench with this news, and his value will take a sizable hit with the demotion to the second unit. Lowry is obviously a must-start guy every time he's in uniform, so go ahead and get him active.
Mar 24 - 6:44 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) will again be a true game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

Lowry has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but he was able to go through a full practice on Monday, so there's that. The Raptors have waited until just before the tip before announcing Lowry's status over the past two games, and that's the situation we're headed for again today. If he sits, Greivis Vasquez will draw the start, with DeMar DeRozan doing the heavy lifting on offense. Stay tuned.
Mar 24 - 6:06 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) was able to go through practice on Monday, but he remains questionable to play against the Pistons on Tuesday.

Lowry has been out since March 18, and there is no clear timetable for his return. It leaves fantasy owners in a very tough spot at a critical juncture of the season, but the good news is Lowry was able to get through practice on Monday. Owners will have to check back for an update (or two) ahead of Tuesday's contest.
Mar 23 - 1:21 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) will not play vs. the Knicks on Sunday and Greivis Vasquez will take his spot in the starting lineup.

It's a brutal blow for Lowry's fantasy owners, who can only hope that he's healthy enough to suit up in Detroit on Tuesday. Toronto is being cautious to avoid any long-term setback with the postseason just weeks away. "The problem is not whether [Lowry] can play through it but if he gets hit again," said coach Dwane Casey. Vasquez is a decent plug-and-play as a starter in Lowry's absence, especially if you need 3-pointers and assists.
Mar 22 - 3:09 PM

The Raptors' medical staff will ultimately make the call on whether or not Kyle Lowry (back) will be able to play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey said that the problem isn't whether or not Lowry can play through the injury, but whether or not there's a risk of aggravating his back if he takes another hard hit. Check back for another update closer to the tip, but given how uncertain he is for today's game, owners may want to consider sliding someone else into Lowry's spot on their active roster.
Mar 22 - 3:00 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. New York.

He'll again test his back during pre-game warmups, and given how things went last time, we probably won't have an update on Lowry until just before the tip. If he's unable to go, Greivis Vasquez and Lou Williams will each see a boost in value. Stay tuned.
Mar 22 - 2:31 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) did not play on Friday night against the Bulls.

The Raptors only had him available as an emergency, so that's a good sign he'll be able to play against the Knicks on Sunday. Plus, the Raptors losing this game moves them further down the seeding chart and they are now fourth in the East. Check back for an update tomorrow.
Mar 21 - 1:03 AM

Kyle Lowry (back) will be active for Friday's game vs. Chicago, but Greivis Vasquez will draw the start at point guard.

It's not clear exactly what this means, but Lowry may be on a minutes limit tonight, so owners will take some risk in putting him on their active roster. There's also no guarantees he even leaves the bench, so owners may want to consider sliding someone else into to Lowry's spot on your active roster.
Mar 20 - 7:37 PM

Coach Dwane Casey is not expected to make a decision on Kyle Lowry (back) until just before Friday's game against the Bulls.

The Raptors are usually pretty good on injuries, but this is a huge game for them. They are currently just 0.5 games ahead of the Bulls in the standings and the Bulls are also being secretive with Taj Gibson (ankle). Fantasy owners should expect more news on Lowry until after 7:30 EDT and it might be even close to 8:00. If he's out, Greivis Vasquez would be worth a start in daily leagues.
Mar 20 - 6:43 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

"He's a different animal. I think he's had his vacation, rest or whatever you wanna call it, and I think if he can go he'll go," said head coach Dwane Casey of Lowry. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if Lowry is forced to sit, Greivis Vasquez will see a nice bump in value. Stay tuned.
Mar 20 - 1:22 PM

Kyle Lowry (back) said he's "50-50" for Friday's game against the Bulls.

While Lowry said his back is still sore, the good news it that he'll join the team on their trip to Chicago. Head coach Dwane Casey said that Lowry will be re-evaluated on tomorrow, so owners can expect to get another update following Friday's shootaround. Greivis Vasquez would be in line for a boost in fantasy value if Lowry sits.
Mar 19 - 1:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
SG1Greivis Vasquez
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
SF1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3James Johnson
4Bruno Caboclo
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes
3Greg Stiemsma
4Lucas Nogueira