KL was an asshole in the past, and that is what those dolts are going on.
This year, he is a consummate professional who is leading a team laden with inexperience, and average talent level to third in the conference.
That is a fact.
No need to discuss
However, I wonder how much of his newfound professional demeanour is related to being a free agent.
I'm not knocking Lowry, it's possible that he's just maturing as a person and has found a way to channel his competitiveness. Hopefully, if he's brought back, he doesn't revert back to clashing with coaches. Regardless, he's been a joy to watch this year.
My issue with KL is controlling his emotions. He does get screwed on some calls but he needs to limit his emotional response to avoid getting technical fouls.
I'd much rather get an emotional response from a player than a Bargnani response^^
He can keep playing hard and being an a-hole if it means Ross and Val are taking note and learning how to be reliable, cornerstone pieces
Today on ESPN Insider's "Ranking the top free agents of 2014":
15. Kyle Lowry | PG | UFA | 2013-14 Team: Toronto Raptors
2013-14 Salary: $6.2 million | Suggested AAV: $8.5 million/year, three years
Along with Stephenson, arguably no player has increased his market value this season as much as Lowry did, playing at should have been considered an All-Star level and being the main driving force behind Toronto's ascension into the playoff picture (although both of those facts should be tempered by the reality that he's done it in the Eastern Conference). His caustic personality hasn't gone away, and he is 27, so he doesn't get the full bump to an eight figure AAV.
I want the entire league to think this way because seriously wtf.
Stay defiant, kyle. Fuck em.
What has impressed me most about Lowry is how insightful he is in post-game interviews. It's clear he understands the game at a very high level, which is what you want in a floor general. Let the rest of the league sleep on him, hopefully MU can bring him back for 27/3 or 32/4.
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