PistolPeteJR wrote: YogurtProducer wrote:
Jables wrote:Individual accolades are a direct result of team success, so you could do that but you'd know it's a cheap way of looking at players.
The revisionism of how Lowry was beginning to be looked at before you know who joined for a 1 year stint boggles my mind.
No, the issue is people underrated him for years. That’s not my fault, that’s other peoples faults for not truly watching or caring about the Raptors pre-Kawhi. Hell, you still see people saying Demar was the best player when in reality it wasn’t even **** close.
He was not underrated. People were judging him for the role he was playing on those pre-2019 teams. A lot of the criticism was warranted. Lowry is perfect in a kind of role like the one he played last year and the one he’s been playing this year so far.
Well considering his role last year and this year are incredibly different, and his role this year is incredibly similar to the one he played pre-Kawhi, this is an incredibly strange statement.
Lowry was, at worst, a top 20 player in the league for his entire tenure in TO except his first year. No one here would actually say that is accurate, but if you actually followed the Raptors you’d know he’s the only reason they were relevant for many years. He propels a lot of guys to higher standards and is massively overrated.
In his prime he was incredible, and tbh he wasted it beside guys like Demar/Carroll/Patterson/Valanciunas. A solid team, but he was easily on a tier above all of them.
If Lowry was fortunate enough to be a teammate I’d say, LBJ, he would be absolutely adored and people would appreciate him a lot more. The perfect #2 ball handler for a championship team