It's been reported that Kyle Lowry will be allowed to stay in Tampa, Florida and not play in the team's first two preseason games.

TSN's Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg tweeted just before 11:00 a.m. ET on December 12 that Lowry was given permission to stay and won't travel with the team.

He also said that the team didn't give a reason for why this has happened.

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While Lewenberg said no reason was given, Sportsnet's Michael Grange tweeted that this was for personal leave.

The Toronto Star's Raptors reporter Doug Smith also reported that Lowry won't be playing and he quoted the team as saying Lowry was "granted permission" to stay in Tampa.

However, he also didn't give any explanation about why it happened.

The team is playing their first two preseason games in North Carolina on December 12 and December 14 against the Charlotte Hornets.

The regular season starts on December 23 when the Raptors play the New Orleans Pelicans in Florida.

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