Kyle Lowry is excited to be joined on the Toronto Raptors by former teammate Rudy Gay.

Lowry and Gay played together with the Memphis Grizzlies before the former was traded to the Rockets.

"He’s a potential All-Star," said Lowry. "Every year he’s got that status where he can be an All-Star, he just never gets put into an all-star game."

Gay has struggled at times this season, but could be rejuvenated by the new situation with the Raptors.

"He’s excited, he’s looking forward to the opportunity," Lowry said. "He definitely knows the situation, he knows how people are going to be looking at him to becoming that player and I think he’s going to prove it. He’s going to be able to be the All-Star that he should always be."