Ranking The NBA’s 30 Best Players For 2021

29. Kyle Lowry

2019-20 Stats: 19.4 points, 7.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 0.4 blocks, 1.4 steals, 58.9 TS%, 58 games played

It’s a bit unfair, but Lowry didn’t start getting the recognition he rightfully deserves until Toronto won the title in 2019. The fact of the matter is that Lowry has always been a terrific player.

Despite struggling in the postseason early in his career, Lowry never shied away from big moments, and has always found ways to contribute when his shot wasn’t falling. Over his last three postseasons, Lowry is averaging 16.2 PPG/6.8 APG with a strong shooting slashline of .449/.368/.803 — all while providing elite defense and rebounding for his position.

The best parts of Lowry’s game don’t show up in the box score. He always makes the extra pass, he fights for boards despite his diminutive frame, and he’s arguably the best charge-taker in league history.

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