Give Chauncey Billups an assist if Kyle Lowry makes good on his opportunity in Toronto after getting sideways early
in the season with coach Dwane Casey and the franchise. Lowry struggled so much early on that there was talk of the team sticking with their incumbent, and older PG, Jose Calderon and moving Lowry. Ultimately, the Raptors moved Calderon and put their trust in Lowry that, despite being more of a scoring PG, he can push the tempo and move the ball enough to keep the array of athletes GM Bryan Colangelo has put around him. Billups' assist? Apparently when the Clippers played Toronto, Billups had dinner with Lowry and impressed upon him that the Raptors must have a lot of faith in him to move Calderon. Billups also suggested he take full advantage of that trust and not screw up the relationship a second time.