December 25, 2012
Top five questions facing the Raptors
By RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency
1. Who starts at the point?
Kyle Lowry has missed six games, but has now passed the 10-14-day timeline for his return, meaning he should face the Spurs in San Antonio. Lowry is arguably the team’s top all-around player, but he hasn’t performed like it for much of the campaign. The team wasn’t winning with Lowry at the helm (just 2-13 in his starts), but by no means is the record all on him and most teams don’t let top players lose their starting jobs due to injury. Still, it seems like Raptors head coach Dwane Casey might argue that it isn’t the injury that has cost Lowry his starting slot, it is the play of Jose Calderon. Whether it makes sense to keep Calderon in the role long-term or not, there is no denying he has been brilliant during Lowry’s latest stint in the infirmary.