Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry has decided to end his season due to a sports hernia and groin injury, according to the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen. The 26-year-old has had a difficult time assimilating himself with the team since returning from a bacterial infection that kept him out a month after the All-Star break. He will have surgery once the regular season has ended.
Lowry was considered an All-Star snub by many for his stellar all around play early in the season, but he hasn't been the same player since the infection sent him to the hospital in early March. With his backup Goran Dragic, who played unbelievably well after being thrust into the starting lineup, set to hit free agency this offseason, it will be interesting to see which point guard the Rockets front office prefers heading into next year. Lowry ends his sixth season averaging a career best 14.3 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 1.6 SPG.