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5 Reasons Why Kyle Lowry Is on the Verge of Being Elite

5 Reasons Why Kyle Lowry Is on the Verge of Being Elite

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Kyle Lowry was the most underrated player in the NBA until his breakout season last year. He was on the lips of every NBA team, but in the end, he decided to come back to the Great White North. Which was a good decision, because Lowry is on the verge of becoming an elite player. Here are five reasons why.

5. Superior Leadership Skills

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5. Superior Leadership Skills

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Lowry was the main reason why the Raptors were able to overcome the loss of Rudy Gay and surge to the playoffs. His leadership skills held the team together, and it will take them to even greater heights in the seasons to come.

4. His Partnership With DeMar DeRozan

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4. His Partnership With DeMar DeRozan

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Lowry has never played with a star who has the talents that DeMar DeRozan possesses. DeRozan's rise as a star will allow the game to open up for Lowry, and in turn, the guard can showcase his own special skill set and take his game to new heights.

3. He Can Drive to the Hole

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3. He Can Drive to the Hole

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Contrary to popular belief, Lowry is not just a shooter. He has deceptive speed and can drive around opponents to get to the basket. This in turn opens up his deadly outside game.

2. His Deadly Shooting Touch

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2. His Deadly Shooting Touch

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Lowry is one of the NBA's deadliest outside shooters. Give him just a little bit of daylight and he will bury you with his jumper. He's only going to get better as the years go by.

1. His Dedication To Make the Raptors Elite

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1. His Dedication To Make the Raptors Elite

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Lowry could have bolted for the tropical vibe of Miami, the glitzy glamor of Hollywood or the bright lights of New York, but he decided to come back to Toronto because he believes the team is not far off from competing for a championship. And he will do anything possible to make that happen.