theses 'issues with lowry' probably aren't that hard to speculate about. He was brought in with the expectation he'd be the starting PG, the same role he was denied in Houston that caused friction between him and the team. Well, he's not starting now, and if I were him, I'd be pissed too.
The simple fact is that Lowry, when given time has not run the team as efficiently as Jose. Whether it's because of a lack of time to allow for chemistry and on-court familiarity, or the fact his 'attacking PG' style doesn't gel as well with a team like the raptors who's lack of star power means our offense has to distribute the ball more is irrelevant. It seems like the guys upstairs are wavering on Lowry because of the lack of results.
Lowry may be the more athletic, the better defensive, and more of an individual threat on offense, making us to believe [or even accept] he's the better player, but sometimes the better player isn't the best fit. We don't need our PG to 'lead our team to respectability', we don't need an all star PG any more than we need an all star SG, or and all star C. The raptors need A STAR [maybe 2]. What position(s) it comes from is irrelevant. Lowry hasn't proven to be that star, and worse, looks like a bad fit with the rest of our roster so far, so management's looking to move him. And I don't see a problem with that. At least he's being moved early instead of watching his trade value drop completely a la Andrea Bargnani.
The negativity towards this team never fails to amaze me. This team/franchise is not 'in shambles'. We're not a contending team, but we're young, the majority of the guys in the locker room like each other and play hard every night. Young teams give you fits with inconsistent play and the inability to close out tight games, but they're getting their lumps this year and look far better than last season doing so. We're still playing well over .500 ball since the start of December, even without a 'star', the Primo Pasta fiasco, and now our PG dilemma. And yes, a lot of it's been with an easy schedule, but during that stretch, we did exactly what we were expected to do, and you can't look down at our team for winning those games.