Kyle Lowry is comfortable coming off the bench if need be.

“Honestly, I just have to prepare myself to play, that’s all I can really do,” he said after a 90-minute practice Thursday afternoon.

“In all honesty, just prepare to play … I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, how I’ll react (to being back on the court) so I just have to prepare to play and if I do play, how I can help the team.”

With Jose Calderon as the starting point guard, the Raptors won five of seven games while Lowry recovered from a partially torn tricep muscle.

Lowry will make his return Friday when Toronto takes on the New Orleans Hornets.

“It’s no issue whatsoever,” said coach Dwane Casey. “We’ve explained it to him, whether he plays second unit, starts, it’s as a team. We talked about it, we talked about it as an organization … and not only for Kyle but for everybody. That’s the only way we can have organization and not have chaos, we have to do it as a team.

“We have to have discipline, everybody has to know their role … and go from there."