Houston Rockets Guard Kyle Lowry Likely Out For Season

By Ryan Gaydos

The Houston Rockets are trying to find their stride again to solidify themselves a spot in the 2012 NBA playoffs but regardless on whether or not they make the playoffs, the team will probably be without guard Kyle Lowry for the remainder of the season, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

Feigen writes that Lowry decided to end his season Sunday after trying to return from a bacterial infection in his knee that he suffered after the All-Star break. Lowry has not been the same and will more than likely have surgery once the regular season comes to a conclusion.

Luckily for the Rockets, Goran Dragic played remarkably well for someone who was just thrown into the lineup with no prior full time starting experience. Dragic has been averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 assists per game this season and has started 26 games for the Rockets which is a career high.

As for Lowry, his season ends when he was having one of the best years of his career. Lowry was averaging 14.3 points per game and 6.6 assists per game for the team this season. Since his debut in Houston in 2008-2009, Lowry has gotten considerably better. Last year he was averaging 13.5 points per game

Lowry was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2006 in the first round with the 24th pick. He was traded to Houston in the middle of the 2008-09 season in a big three-team deal that saw mainly bench players switch teams. Out of those players, Lowry was the one that succeeded.

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