Most people can't wait to take two weeks or so off of work. Kyle Lowry hated every minute of his "holiday." Sidelined since straining his adductor muscle in Halifax at the beginning of the month, Toronto's new point guard grudgingly accepted his fate. Eventually. At first, the ultra-competitive Philadelphia native tried to convince the team to put him back into drills and scrimmages. Now, Lowry admits he "had to get healthy." But he's still not a fan of sitting on the sidelines. "It's frustrating, I wanted to be out there with my teammates, but I'm back now, so, hey. I feel fine," Lowry said on Monday. Head coach Dwane Casey said he didn't foresee any setbacks that would prevent Lowry from making his debut with the club on Wednesday at the ACC against Washington. The team's other starting-calibre point guard, Jose Calderon, went through a full practice after sitting out Sunday's workouts due to a hamstring injury. However, Casey talked down the importance of the pre-season and made it seem that Calderon — much like Lowry — will be given whatever time he needs to be ready for the regular season.
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry raring to go
Toronto Sun | Oct 16