I have never said that DeRozan isos are better than him playing team-ball, so this is just made up. If you were to look at the "Everything DeMar DeRozan" thread you would see that I said game 5 was his best game of the series. Sharing the ball effectively and playing within the team are more conducive to winning than DD doing it on his own, I have never disagreed with that. I think where the problem lies is in the extent to which DD can actually play within the offence and not have to force anything. He was able to do so in game 5 because Lowry (and even Jonas) was torching Brooklyn, which meant DD didn't have to do as much scoring-wise or forcing shots. Let's not forget that Lowry hasn't really shot that well in this series prior to game 5, so DeRozan hasn't just been shooting a lot because he feels like it.My frustration stems from half truths, selectivity in replies to my posts, and an inability of many DeRozan fanboys to grasp the concept that the raptors are better with DeRozan playing within the team versus playing 1 on 5.... And by the way you're one of the worst offenders.
I think DeRozan generally does play well within the offence as long as everyone is contributing on that end. Unfortunately, if there's a slip-up or lessened contribution from another key player, he has to force his offence more. And since DeRozan isn't LeBron or Durant, you generally don't want him having to do that. That's why I think DeMar would be better off as a #2 guy but we don't have anyone better to be the #1 right now. No reason why he can't get you an efficient 20-5-5 in that role.