Ever noticed how Dwane in Casey is spelt differently than Dwyane in Wade? Interesting, isn’t it?  Well, Dwane Casey spoke about lobbying coaches for getting DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry into the All-star game.

“All of the coaches, I talk to them about [getting DeRozan and Lowry into the All-Star game], text them. They did me the same way when they were trying to get their guys in last year. It’s the same thing right now. I’m pushing our guys. I don’t know if we can get two. I’m going to push two, and hope to get one. Both guys are playing at a high level. And we deserve it.”

Lowry’s been sneaking into some ridiculous MVP talk of late, and although that might sound ludicrous, his All-Star bid isn’t.  He’s averaging over 17.8 points, and  and 8.3 assists in December and January (19 games).  Lowry’s main competition for the spot might come from Jeff Teague 16.8 points and 7.9 assists for the Hawks.

Our man Garrett Hinchey broke down the All-Star bid in greater detail this morning.  Here’s a poll:

Excerpt taken from National Post.

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  • matt

    Raptors are only one of the four teams in the east with a .500 record or above. Coaches are gonna recognize that and vote for DeMar, hopefully Lowry too but I think that’s pushing it a bit

    • JayTeam

      Opposite. Lowry has played far better than DeMar this year, although DeMar’s style of play is much more suited to an All Star format. Won’t see too many All Stars playing D, much less taking charges.

      • TheR3dMenace

        Lowry has seen an uptick in performance since “the trade.” DeMar has been balling all season. if your placing the year-long consistency vote, its DeMar

  • craptor

    And neither spells Dwayne correctly…

    • JayTeam

      The correct way to spell your name is as it appears on your birth certificate. But unless it’s a legal document a person can spell their given name any damn way they want.

      • Louvens Remy

        DwYane is not Dwayne or Dwane. He can spell it any way he wants, he just has to pronounce it correctly. LOLsssss

      • craptor

        You’re confusing correct spelling with the right to spell it they want. Yes, anyone has the right to spell it anyway they want, but that does not change the fact that it is incorrect. Example: it is universally accepted that John, Robert, et al are spelled this way. Sure, you can spell it as Jawn or Rhoburt, but the fact is that it’s still incorrect and a bastardization of the English language. JhayTeem, peace out.


    Raptors have to be 3rd place if we want both to get in. Brooklyn and ny are coming for us tmr is a big game.

  • Pelwr

    Hopefully Lowry doesn’t make it or his salary demands this summer will be ridiculous

  • TheR3dMenace

    Go Vote

  • Rap fan 2

    Get those votes out everyone. I voted a while back for all the Raptors. Getting someone to represent Toronto and the Raptors is great PR and marketing.

  • george resko

    Lowry is better then demar just the consistency the timely 3s and the ball movement demar takes to many shots when he doesnt score and not eniugh when hes feeling it. Raps still need demar to take the next step like paul george and just take over the game and score in the 4th demar struggles in the 4th

  • Louvens Remy

    There’s nothing more annoying then talking to someone while they read their texts. C’mon Masai!

  • ezz_bee

    Harden posted a tweet about how Derozan better get into the all-star game