Monday, February 3, 2014

Kyle "Not An All-Star" Lowry named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

posted by Romy Aquino
Last Thursday, Kyle Lowry wasn't selected to the Eastern Conference NBA All-Star reserves.  He joined the likes of Anthony Davis, Goran Dragic and Lance Stephenson on the 2014 NBA All-Star Snub team.  On Monday, he got the recognition he deserved from the NBA, being named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in the Raptors last stretch of games.

(Via the Raptors press release):
The NBA announced Monday that guard Kyle Lowry has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2. Lowry is the fifth Raptor in franchise history to capture the award, joining Chris Bosh (7X), Vince Carter (7X), Mike James and Jalen Rose. This is the second time Lowry has won the honour, having previously been named Western Conference Player of the Week with the Houston Rockets for games played March 14-20, 2011.
Lowry averaged 25 ppg, 8 apg, 5 rpg over the past week that included two 30+ point games (33 pts vs Orlando and 31 points vs. Brooklyn).  He was in the All-Star conversation during the month of January but was passed over by the NBA coaches when the reserves were announced on Thursday.  Lowry has helped lead the Raptors to a 25-22 record (including a 3-1 record over the week) and currently holds the top spot in the Atlantic division.

Who was selected as the Western Conference Player of the Week?  Goran "Not an All-Star" Dragic!

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