Besides Kawhi Leonard, the improvement of Kyle Lowry has been a big reason why the Raptors have looked so unstoppable in the East. At 32-years old, not only is he averaging a league-best 10.2 assists per game, but it's also the highest mark of his career.
Clearly, the 4x All-Star has changed his game this season.
Kevin Durant is all for it.
"I think he's finally settled into his role as a facilitator, more so than trying to be the 2nd scorer." Durant said about Lowry. He's getting everybody involved with the assist and he's coming through late in games when they need him. I think he's playing the perfect point guard role."
Finding the balance between scoring and facilitating is always challenging for talented point guards to do. Behind DeRozan, Kyle was a score-first, pass-later type of guy. It worked for his stats, but did it work for the team?
Their post-season track record shows the answer to that.
Hopefully, with this re-vamped Lowry, he and Kawhi can help them avenge on become the East's laughing stock in recent years. Yeah, it'll be tough. So long as Lowry continues on this pace, however, nothing is out of reach. Kevin Durant, it seems, would agree.