Kyle Lowry basically told the Houston Rockets "it's either me or him," referring to Goran Dragic.

He felt both players had proven they were capable starters and deserved a chance to run the team.

To the shock of just about everybody, the Rockets opted for neither, going with Jeremy Lin, who isn't as good as either Lowry or Dragic.

Lowry was traded to the Raptors, Dragic returned to Phoenix as a free agent.

Dragic took over at point guard for the Rockets last season when Lowry got injured and then went through a nasty bacterial infection.