Kyle Lowry Says Taking Charges is his ‘Energizing Play’
Kyle Lowry may currently lead the NBA with 11.1 assists per game, but there’s another type of team assist that’s not really spoken about all-too-often.
The 32-year-old Raptors guard is aware that his height disables him from momentum-swinging bloacks and dunks, but he uses that to another advantage:
According to FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring, Lowry has found his calling.
“I can’t normally block a shot, and I can’t energize my team with a crazy dunk. But I can take a charge at a big moment in a game, and I think my teammates appreciate me laying myself out there. That’s my energizing play.”
Lowry, in his 13th season in the League, has drawn an NBA-best 49 charges since the beginning of the 2017-18 season, according to Herring.
See below how his instincts kick in when he’s on D: