Bad news for the Toronto Raptors as their All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry is set to have surgery on his right wrist tomorrow morning:
Kyle Lowry to undergo surgery Tuesday morning to remove loose bodies from right wrist. Aim to return for playoffs. #WeTheNorth— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) February 27, 2017
Best case scenario looks like 4-5 weeks off for Lowry as he recovers, and perhaps he could be available for the last few games for the Raps before the playoffs start April 15th. Tough blow for a team that added some pieces before he trade deadline looking to make a deep playoff-run, but if Lowry can be 100% for the postseason perhaps it will only effect their seeding come playoffs.
With the release of Brandon Jennings earlier today by the New York Knicks the Raptors might be interested in bringing in the 27-year old point guard to bolster their backcourt in the absence of Lowry. Corey Joseph started in Lowry's place against the Celtics and the Trailblazers in their last two games sans their starting point guard and the Raptors won both games and he looks comfortable enough in that role to keep them afloat, although there's no proven backup for him in the lineup.
The Raptors sit tied with the Washington Wizards for 3rd in the Eastern Conference, three games behind the Boston Celtics and 2.5 ahead of the Atlanta Hawks. They have 23 games remaining on their regular-season schedule.
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