Lowry may have been the best player on the Rockets last season. He stepped up nicely when Brooks was injured early in the season, then never relinquished the starting role. Brooks never really fully recovered and his petulance over not being handed his starting position back got him traded to Phoenix. Kyle maintained his focus and kept the Rockets moving forward.
Lowry has become one of the 15 best point guards in the NBA. He hustles, plays defense (as well as his height allows) and inspires his teammates. His 3 pt. percentage went up to 37% last season, a 10% improvement over his previous career average. Between Lowry and Dragic, the point is in good shape for the Houston Rockets.