Toronto Raptors Rumors
The Toronto Raptors point guard still represents North Philly through and through. So much so that you are reminded of it during pregame introductions at the Air Canada Centre. That’s when you’ll hear the public address announcer say, “A 6-foot point guard out of North Philly, Kyle Lowry” whenever he is introduced.
“There’s a big pride coming from North Philly,” said Lowry, who will compete in his third consecutive All-Star Game on Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center. “To be honest, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s not many of us that said we’ve come from where we come from, and the struggles we come from. The twins [Marcus and Markieff Morris] and I, we take pride in where we come from. We want to represent our neighborhood the way it is supposed to be represented.”
Ibaka can make three-pointers (38.8%), defend the rim (1.6 blocks per game) and give Toronto more flexibility in their lineup, allowing it to play big or small depending on the situation. “With a veteran like Serge who understands fitting in and everything about the league, I don’t think it should take long,” All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan said. “It’s on us to hop out the gate and take advantage of a guy like Serge. It’s given us a jolt. It sucks to see Terrance Ross leave but at the same, this is an opportunity to make something out of what we’ve been going through.”