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Toronto Raptors

Basketball-Reference gives Kyle Lowry higher probability of making Hall of Fame than Kawhi Leonard

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Kyle Lowry reacts to winning his first NBA title (NBA Getty Images)

Since arriving in Toronto in 2012, Kyle Lowry has established himself as one of the premier point guards in the NBA.

So much so, that Basketball-Reference gives him a 65.2% chance to make the Hall of Fame based on its probability model.

Lowry's Hall of Fame probability is the 13th most among active players, giving him a higher chance than the likes of Paul George (62.2%), Kyrie Irving (61.5%), Klay Thompson (47.7%) and Kawhi Leonard (29.6%) among others.

Of course, with 13 seasons under his belt, Lowry has had more time in his career to accumulate the accolades that factor into said probability.

Per the site, "players receive points for appearing on leaderboards, receiving 10 points for leading the league in a category and 1 point for finishing 10th… The eligible statistical categories include points, total rebounds, assists, minutes played, steals and blocks."

In addition to statistical categories, predictor variables that are taken into account include height, NBA championships, NBA Leaderboard Points, NBA Peak Win Shares and All-Star Game Selections.

At 6-foot-1, Lowry is coming off of his fifth All-Star selection and the first NBA title of his 13-year career. He has been in the league's top-10 in assists per game in five different seasons. In addition to his assists, Lowry has one top-five finish in steals per game. After seven seasons as a Raptor, Lowry is now the franchise's all-time leader in Win Shares with 62.9, edging Chris Bosh, who accumulated 61.8 Win Shares during his time with Toronto.

Not only has Lowry put together an impressive resume in the NBA, but he's also an Olympic Gold Medalist and looks to lead the United States to another podium finish at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Coupled with his two seasons at Villanova University, Lowry's international career solidifies his case for the Basketball Hall of Fame, which takes into account all aspects of a players career, including those outside of Basketball-Reference's Probability Model.

As Lowry's role is sure to increase in the upcoming NBA season, the Raptors point guard will likely continue to strengthen his case for being inducted into the Hall after his retirement.

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