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Piggy-backing off Greg Mason’s work.


DeMar DeRozan making improvements to his game, year after year, has become the defining narrative of his career. His love for the city, coupled with his reputation as a gym rat, has rightfully endeared him to many fans. And while he’ll never play a style of basketball that perfectly aligns with the analytical axioms of efficiency, DeMar has improved many aspects of his game, especially with respect to getting to the free-throw line, and facilitating offense.

But his shooting, strictly speaking, remains largely unchanged. There’s still work left to be done.

Shot charts courtesy of Nylon Calculus, yet another excellent blog on the Hardwood Paroxysm network.