Toronto Raptors waiting for Kyle Lowry to be cleared

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Toronto Raptors starting point guard Kyle Lowry is still waiting to be fully cleared before participating in training camp following off-season thumb surgery. 

However, the 33-year-old is expected to be cleared soon, according to TSN’s Josh Lewenberg. 

Lowry averaged 14.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists over 65 games last season, his seventh in Toronto. Despite dealing with a thumb injury for most of the playoffs, Lowry averaged 15 points, 6.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds over 24 games in the postseason as Toronto captured their first NBA title in franchise history.

In other news, veteran centre Marc Gasol has began to ramp up his workload with head coach Nick Nurse estimating the Spaniard participating in 50 per cent of drills right now.