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    Default Demar Derozan - most disrespected player

    Also selected from the 2012 gold medallists were: Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Deron Williams, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Tyson Chandler and Andre Iguodala.

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back to lead the Americans, as he has done since 2005.

    The other players picked were: Chicago's Derrick Rose, Houston's Dwight Howard, the Clippers' Blake Griffin, Indiana's Paul George; Stephen Curry, David Lee and Klay Thompson of Golden State; LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard of Portland; Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving of Cleveland; San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard; Washington's Bradley Beal; Atlanta's Kyle Korver; Detroit's Andre Drummond; Denver's Kenneth Faried; and Utah's Gordon Hayward.

    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/lebr...6385--nba.html
    Man, Demar just never gets any respect from the States. 2K rates him below 80, now Team USA snubs him over guys like Beal, Hayword, injured Derrick Rose!!! If he gets snubbed this All Star, I hope it motivates him even more to lead this team and put up great numbers. This guy just gets better every year, and he's still developing.

    Maybe he could apply for Cdn citizenship and pull a Brett Hull? LOL.

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    Quote 2KJ wrote: View Post
    Man, Demar just never gets any respect from the States. 2K rates him below 80, now Team USA snubs him over guys like Beal, Hayword, injured Derrick Rose!!! If he gets snubbed this All Star, I hope it motivates him even more to lead this team and put up great numbers. This guy just gets better every year, and he's still developing.

    Maybe he could apply for Cdn citizenship and pull a Brett Hull? LOL.
    None of those picks are that crazy though. It's not like he got snubbed for dion waiters or something.

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    Quote 2KJ wrote: View Post
    Man, Demar just never gets any respect from the States. 2K rates him below 80, now Team USA snubs him over guys like Beal, Hayword, injured Derrick Rose!!! If he gets snubbed this All Star, I hope it motivates him even more to lead this team and put up great numbers. This guy just gets better every year, and he's still developing.

    Maybe he could apply for Cdn citizenship and pull a Brett Hull? LOL.
    I'm tough on DeRozan, but I'm quite surprised to see him left off the US camp invite.

    If they are looking for specialization from their bench, it makes sense to see Leonard (defense) and Thompson/Beal/Korver (3pt shooting), but I don't get the love for Hayward.

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    I'm tough on DeRozan, but I'm quite surprised to see him left off the US camp invite.

    If they are looking for specialization from their bench, it makes sense to see Leonard (defense) and Thompson/Beal/Korver (3pt shooting), but I don't get the love for Hayward.
    I get the love for Hayward. He is an awesome player when asked not to be the man. Defends, creates, rebounds, plays off ball - total glue guy - while being a capable scorer when not the focus.
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    I get the love for Hayward. He is an awesome player when asked not to be the man. Defends, creates, rebounds, plays off ball - total glue guy - while being a capable scorer when not the focus.
    and he's white.

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    and he's white.
    I don't get it.

    Is that a dig at me?
    USA Basketball?
    Media?
    Fans?

    I don't see the importance of his race. I'm looking at Hayward's skill set.

    If it was a dig at me, my favourite players of all time are not white.
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    No, no shot at you. I actually think if Team USA is picking and there's 2 guys with equal skill they'll take the white guy. It's a national team so tie goes to the white guy, it's like reverse affirmative-action (or actual affirmative action if you think about it, it gives the minority a slight leg up)

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    NBA.com MVP Ladder: Lowry out, Derozan in at #9

    http://www.nba.com/mvp-ladder/

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    Quote FoxMachine wrote: View Post
    NBA.com MVP Ladder: Lowry out, Derozan in at #9

    http://www.nba.com/mvp-ladder/
    WOW Over Harden ... That's sick. That IS respect if you ask me.
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    Quote FoxMachine wrote: View Post
    NBA.com MVP Ladder: Lowry out, Derozan in at #9

    http://www.nba.com/mvp-ladder/
    Trade him now trade him now trade him now. This right here is the peak. His value will never be greater than right at this instant.

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    WOW Over Harden ... That's sick. That IS respect if you ask me.
    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    Trade him now trade him now trade him now. This right here is the peak. His value will never be greater than right at this instant.
    Let's trade him for Harden

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    Quote FoxMachine wrote: View Post
    NBA.com MVP Ladder: Lowry out, Derozan in at #9

    http://www.nba.com/mvp-ladder/
    Is this what a 40 pt night does for your stock? Sheesh, these guys are crazy, did they not see the previous games against CHA, LAL, and BOS? I like Derozan, and I would bet moreso than most, but Lowry is the MVP of the Raps!

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    Trade him now trade him now trade him now. This right here is the peak. His value will never be greater than right at this instant.
    Thing is though, people have been saying that for years about Derozan, and he continues to prove them wrong.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Thing is though, people have been saying that for years about Derozan, and he continues to prove them wrong.
    If we're speaking in technicalities, then we'll truly never know when/if DeMar has reached his peak until he starts regressing. By then, the opportunity to get a big return would be less.

    My point is that if Masai decides that he wants to trade DeRozan, waiting until he's got "maximal" trade value isn't smart. It's risky.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    If we're speaking in technicalities, then we'll truly never know when/if DeMar has reached his peak until he starts regressing. By then, the opportunity to get a big return would be less.
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    I'm proud of him tho!! Good for him! GO Derozan, Go Raps!!

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I get the love for Hayward. He is an awesome player when asked not to be the man. Defends, creates, rebounds, plays off ball - total glue guy - while being a capable scorer when not the focus.
    I agree, they need someone with his skill set on the team. Every one of those guys is a number one/two option on their respective teams, but it's impossible to predict how they respond to not being that guy.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Thing is though, people have been saying that for years about Derozan, and he continues to prove them wrong.
    Yeah, but I'm saying it now. So it's totally different.

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Thing is though, people have been saying that for years about Derozan, and he continues to prove them wrong.
    You have a good point to an extent. Consistency is what separates the truly great from the talented.

    However when it comes to his scoring, while he has certainly improved in the eye test, the scoring statistics have stayed remarkably the same to a little worse.

    I like DeRozan as a person from what he portrays and is portrayed of him. I hope Masai finds a way to build success with him. It is a hell of a lot easier to build with what you have than to replace pieces..... unless you hit the jackpot in the lottery. In a sense the devil you know is better than the devil you don't.
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    NBA.com MVP Ladder: Lowry out, Derozan in at #9

    http://www.nba.com/mvp-ladder/
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    Is this what a 40 pt night does for your stock? Sheesh, these guys are crazy, did they not see the previous games against CHA, LAL, and BOS? I like Derozan, and I would bet moreso than most, but Lowry is the MVP of the Raps!
    Thanks for this link. This is surprising! At least he's getting some recognition. There were other great players snubbed from the Team USA like John Wall, Monta Ellis.

    I would say Derozan is the MVP of this team, Lowry would be number 2. Derozan has stepped up to be the guy after Gay got traded. Lowry though is proving me wrong as well, and his play is key to the team's success.

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