Tim Bontemps: No Kyle Lowry tonight for the Raptors.
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Joe Vardon: As expected, Kyle Lowry won’t play tonight for the Raptors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Toronto guard Kyle Lowry is day-to-day on a return from a bone bruise on his tailbone, league source tells ESPN.
Dave McMenamin: Kyle Lowry on if he’s going to play today: “Nope.”
Marc J. Spears: Raptors say All-Star guard Kyle Lowry (left ankle sprain) is out for tonight’s game versus Cavs. Center Lucas Nogueira will be active.
The Raptors are going to be without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry for Game 4 against the Cavs because of the same sprained left ankle that cost him Game 3. “I don’t think he’s going to go,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.
Michael Grange: Lowry says he’s doubtful for G4, ankle sore, may have made it worse trying to get ready for G3.
Eric Koreen: Lowry worked out. No decision made. Will know something definitive in next hour.
Michael Grange: Lowry (ankle) did a light workout just after 4; in some pain but view is he is going to try to play in G3 vs. Cavs, nothing official yet.
All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry didn’t participate in the Toronto Raptors’ shootaround Friday morning and will be a game-time decision for Game 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a left ankle sprain.
“It’s still pretty sore,” Lowry said. “I have to be able [to] play defense, run up and down, make cuts, and I think the making cuts part will be most important. Going straight forward will be OK.” If Lowry can’t play, Cory Joseph likely would start in his place.
Marla Ridenour: No structural damage in left ankle of #Raptors Kyle Lowry. Will be game time decision tonight vs #Cavs
Eric Smith: Lowry: “I’m alright. We’ll see how it feels later.” Game time decision. Says he hasn’t tested it or really tried anything
Adrian Wojnarowski: Toronto All-Star Kyle Lowry still getting treatment on ankle injury, uncertain on his status for Game 3 tonight, he tells @The Vertical.
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry exited Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cavaliers after spraining his left ankle on the first possession of the second half when his teammate Norman Powell collided with him. Lowry returned to action but exited again with 2:40 remaining in the third quarter, with the Cavs up by 24 points, to go to the locker room. He spent the fourth quarter in the locker room icing his ankle. “It’s pretty sore right now,” Lowry said after the game. “Honestly, I’m pretty sore but — it’s whatever.”
Payal Doshi: “Ain’t no minutes restrictions for me,” – Kyle Lowry on being back to help the Raptors execute the win with 27 points & 10 assists!
Michael Grange: Lowry playing tonight vs. Pistons … no minutes limit.
Neither he nor his head coach had any intention of letting anyone in the media, or by extension the Raptors fan base, know exactly what the plan is for his return. Lowry said the call, when it is made, will be made by him. “It will be me, Kyle Lowry, who is going to clear me,” Lowry said.
“I’m not going to go into a daily ‘When is Kyle coming back’ (interrogation),” Casey said. “This is about the Toronto Raptors, us getting ready for the next game and if you have questions about that, then that’s fine. But all the other questions I’m not going to get into specifics about when is Kyle coming back, when he’s not coming back, what did he do today, did he use the bathroom this morning, did he have breakfast this morning — no, I’m not getting into all that.”
Michael Grange: Casey says Lowry (wrist) would not need a practice before he returned to play a regular season game … but he’s not playing vs. Sixers.
Josh Lewenberg: No news on Lowry. He didn’t practice today. Raptors next practice is on Monday then they don’t practice again until next Saturday
Four weeks and a day following wrist surgery, Raptors star Kyle Lowry has returned to the court to shoot with his right hand. Lowry had been waiting until he could shoot without pain before ramping up his work, so his return date should now be coming soon. The team would prefer some practice time so that Lowry can get used to newcomers Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker (they have not yet practised together), but they might only get one or two in before the end of the regular season, at most. The time has come to speculate on Lowry’s return date. This corner figures the home date against Miami a week Friday is a good bet, but we could see Lowry pushing for one of the mid-week road tilts.
Eric Smith: Lowry has begun some shooting …but otherwise no update according to Casey. No timeline. #rtz
Paul Jones: Per @RaptorsMR we were informed that Kyle Lowry is in New York for his 2 week post surgery check up #raptors #rtz
Kyle Lowry confirmed something we suspected since he underwent surgery: The wrist problem that eventually resulted in surgery was not something that happened at once. It was a problem he had been dealing with over time and it got to the point where he was no longer able to be effective playing.
“From what I’ve been told, it’s a 10-year process,” Lowry said. “It’s a long process of wear and tear, and bumping and grinding, and hitting guys. It’s a little bit of wear and tear. It was just at the point where it got a little bit worse to the point where I couldn’t play. If it’s that serious for me, I knew it was something that needed to be checked on.”
Lowry says he has an idea of when he would like to be back in order to be at his best for when the playoffs roll around, but he wasn’t willing to share that date with the writers and broadcasters on hand. “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. I don’t want to have to be not full Kyle going into any situation. I want to be able to go out and play and not have any hold-back.”
Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry surgery moved to late afternoon. No complications. Expected to begin range of motion within a few days. #WeTheNorth @Raptors
Josh Lewenberg: Masai says Raptors arent in the market for a veteran PG, at least not at the moment, happy with their young guards. “We believe in them”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Kyle Lowry could return within four-to-five weeks, play regular season games prior to playoffs.
Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry to undergo surgery Tuesday morning to remove loose bodies from right wrist. Aim to return for playoffs. #WeTheNorth
Jay Allen: Kyle Lowry (right wrist) has just officially been ruled OUT for today’s game vs. the @Portland Trail Blazers.
Eric Koreen: Kyle Lowry (dental procedure) is not at today’s practice. Practice is for imperfect players, anyway.
Josh Lewenberg: I’m no doctor, but I don’t think this is what elbows are supposed to look like pic.twitter.com/yyHVHaP74k
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March 24, 2018 | 5:26 am EDT Update
Think about it. It’s fair to wonder if the Jazz even wanted to win. Put yourself in Dennis Lindsey’s shoes. The Jazz GM has a solid team, a frontline center and an exciting rookie to build around. But he needs another star. The top of the draft looks chock full of them. So maybe, with your team stinking up the joint in January, you sit Gobert a few more weeks and join the race to the bottom. Earlier this week, I asked Jazz coach Quin Snyder if he ever had those conversations. “Never,” Snyder said. “That’s just not how we do things. There was never any kind of suggestion of that. In the larger picture, we’re finding out who we are. This experience right now, having to compete for a spot, there is value in that. Things might happen — you can’t take anything for granted. The result ultimately isn’t the only reflection of where you are. The goal for me is to continue to improve. Not X wins, or how many in a row, but how can we keep getting better. It’s how we started the beginning of the year. It’s how we are now. We aren’t overthinking it.”
“He pays attention to every detail,” Mitchell told Yahoo Sports. “Every little thing. Even at shootaround, if we’re walking through a play, if you’re standing in the wrong spot, he’ll yell at you, he’ll let you know so you are always locked in. That plays a part in development. When you are locked in all the time, you form habits.”
Tom Orsborn: Manu on winning six straight: “Unexpected to tell you the truth. Not that we aren’t optimistic,. But we were a little demoralized, a little down…But we can’t be satisfied. We have to go on the road and keep improving.”
“One thing when you’ve got a bunch of young guys is they don’t understand what it takes to survive in this league,” Bickerstaff said. “If you want to make it there’s a matter of bounce-back, a matter of pride, a matter of mental toughness that you have to show on every given night and every opportunity you get. What happened tonight… there’s no defending the way we played.
Bickerstaff nor Gasol were in the locker room when it opened for media after the game. Perhaps that was a good thing because several Grizzlies players didn’t appear to take the loss hard given the amount of laughter and joking between them.
Curry was not made available to reporters postgame. He wasn’t anywhere in sight once the locker room opened. After his first two ankle injuries, he talked to reporters. After all three that happened in-game this season, he was in the locker room, which gave an early sense of how he was feeling and moving, a peek at Stage 1 of the treatment. But this injury is different, it’s likely more severe and, for the first time during this recent rash of freak accidents to all their main guys, the return timeline is threatening to bleed into the postseason.