Raptors choose Kyle Lowry as their 2017 Teammate of the Year

Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry, left, pictured with DeMar DeRozan. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Kyle Lowry was voted the Toronto Raptors‘ 2017 Teammate of the Year by the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

Lowry’s teammates chose him for the award for the second consecutive season.

The Raptors’ starting point guard hit career highs in 2016-17 with 22.4 points a game on 41.2 per cent shooting from three-point distance. Lowry then signed a three-year, $100 million deal this off-season to remain in Toronto.

Lowry has been able to rejuvenate his career, earning three all-star nods with the Raptors after once being deemed “uncoachable”.

Other awards that were announced by the NBPA on Friday included the players’ pick for the league’s most valuable player, with Russell Westbrook named the winner after also being named the NBA’s MVP earlier in the summer.

Westbrook also came away with the Hardest to Guard and Best Dressed awards. LeBron James was also claimed multiple prizes, winning The Player You Secretly Wish Was On Your Team and Global Impact Player awards.

A trio of former Raptors also received some nods. Vince Carter won the NBPA’s Most Influential Veteran award, while Lou Williams came away with the Best Off the Bench, and Bismack Biyombo finished with a Teammate of the Year selection with the Orlando Magic.

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