It’s not often you see point guards of any stature messing around with the big boys in the paint fighting for rebounds, in fact, it’s one of the rarer sights in today’s game, and if your name isn’t Russell Westbrook, you’re more than likely going to be leaking out for fast break points instead of securing boards for your team.
Well, you can now add Raptors’ point guard Kyle Lowry to the small list of point guards who love cleaning the glass, as the Toronto playmaker has just set an unprecedented record. And he’s only 6-foot.
Lowry has become the first player in NBA history under 6’1 to record at least 7 games with 10+ rebounds in a season, and the season is only a quarter of the way through.
Kyle Lowry just made NBA history. He's the first player listed under 6-foot-1 to ever grab 10 or more rebounds 7 times in a single season (and he still has 58 games to add to his new record).
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) December 10, 2017
Lowry is currently averaging 6.3 rebounds a game, easily surpassing his career-high of 4.8 a game last season, and surprisingly enough, Lowry hasn’t been accused of stat-padding (yet), just like another point guard who’s been known for grabbing double-digit boards a game.
It’s great to see Lowry contributing any way he can, as even though his shooting numbers have been a bit iffy so far this season, he’s still doing everything he can to rack up W’s for the Raptors, who currently sit 2nd in the East.