Kyle Lowry Celtics Heat
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Kyle Lowry tends to miss quite a few games each year due to injuries. Last season was no exception as the 36-year-old point guard played just 63 regular season games.

Former NBA star Tim Hardaway, who played for the Heat through 1996-2001, thinks that the reason why Lowry is getting injured so often is his flopping. He suggested for Miami’s star to keep that at minimum in order to stay healthy.

Via SunSentinel:

“He needs to stop falling,” Hardaway said. “That’s why he’s getting hurt. And I’m going to say this, I love Kyle. Kyle Lowry, I love what he does out there on the court. I just wish he would stop flopping. I think keep that at a minimum.

“You keep falling on the floor, you keep falling on the floor, you keep falling on the floor, yes, you’re going to get injured, yes you’re going to get hurt, yes it’s going to keep you out of the lineup. I think that’s what’s really hurt him, flopping and falling all the time. Stop falling all the time.”

This past season Lowry averaged 13.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in 33.9 minutes per game.