Missing all-star game could be blessing for Kyle Lowry

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will get a much-needed break this weekend after missing out on...

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will get a much-needed break this weekend after missing out on making the all-star team. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

NEW ORLEANS - There’s a school of thought that Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry deserves the all-star honour DeMar DeRozan will live out this weekend in New Orleans every bit as much as his teammate.

And few who have paid attention to this team, particularly since the early part of December, would argue that.

But in the minds of those more interested in the fortunes of the Raptors’ team than they are any individual honours, the NBA coaches who opted for DeRozan and decided Lowry wasn’t deserving may have done the Raptors a favour.

DeMar DeRozan will have a full weekend in New Orleans beginning with the team skills competition which he will take part in Saturday night. There is also talk that he will be called on to help out Terrence Ross in the dunk competition, although that will hardly sap his energy stores.


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