When Lowry was first traded for I thought the exuberance towards him was over the top. Now that he has been here for a while, and battled Jose like all PGs in a Raps uniform seem to, I think the distaste for him is too much aswell.
The discussion surrounding him reminds me alot of TJ Ford. They both have played very well while in a Raps uniform but some still seem to think they are 'bad' despite putting up good numbers.
Player: Lowry (12/13) - Ford (07/08)
WS/48 .132 - .130
PER ----17.5 - 20.3
WP/48 .192 -.112
Ast% --33.7 - 44.4 (Jose has never even had an assist% this high in any season!)
These guys aren't bad, and they aren't 'back up' calibre players. They just aren't the 'top 5x PG' (or insert qualifier here) people believed they would or should be, and they never were any better than the PG this team always had over the years.