Raptors’ “Pitbull” Brings Swagger
[Kyle] Lowry has looked like the best point guard in the NBA early in the season, and whatever success the Raptors end up having in 2012-13, head coach Dwayne Casey knows his new franchise point guard will be a major reason behind it.
“He’s been a pit bull,” Casey said. “He’s given the rest of the players a swagger. He’s given DeMar [DeRozan] swagger and just gives us a little bit more of an identity the way we want to play. He identifies how we want to be tough, a little grimy, and that’s what he’s added to our team.”
Lowry himself doesn’t disagree.
“We’re a young team, but we have a lot of expectations for ourselves,” Lowry said. “It’s about having confidence. The last couple of years the team hasn’t been that good, so we’ve got to come in here and make sure our name is known, that it’s not going to be an easy game [for opponents].”