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Thread: Raptors Republic Report Cards - DeMar DeRozan

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    Default Raptors Republic Report Cards - DeMar DeRozan

    Today, we grade and discuss our own "Rookie of the Year" DeMar DeRozan.

    DeMar DeRozan



    2009-10 Statistics

    PPG 8.6
    RPG 2.9
    APG 0.7
    SPG 0.6
    BPG 0.2
    FG% 0.498
    FT% 0.763
    3P% 0.250
    MPG 21.6

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    I'll give him a C. He's right around where I expected him to be. He played hard all year but he still has a lot to learn.

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    Are we too quick to give up on DeMar just yet? I know alot of Raptors fan have already written him off, but are we being too premature thinking that way?

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    I'm not writing him off. I'm just not giving him a wonderful grade because he didn't do anything worthy of one. I've said in here a few times that I believe he will be much improved next year.

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    B- for me. Decent rookie campaign, far from spectacular but used the minutes he got well. Nobody ran a play for him and he was often ignored. Probably needed to be more selfish if he wanted some rookie honours but he stuck to the team-game and listened to the coaches.

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    I gave him a C+, not because I am writing him off but because he didn't improve too much during this season. I expect him to have a busy summer, to bulk up a little bit and came back in training camp more confident, playing as he did in the last game of the 2009-10 season.

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    Are we too quick to give up on DeMar just yet? I know alot of Raptors fan have already written him off, but are we being too premature thinking that way?
    Yes, definitely premature. It is disappointing to see people write him off so early.

    I thought DeRozan showed a lot of promise. A good foundation to build off of for the future.

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    i think Demar gets a b+. Going into the season, the best case scenario was that he broke out in the nba. that wasn't likely on team with 4 starters who dominate the ball.

    he's put up the same numbers as Kobe and Granger in their rookie years, at the same age.

    If he builds his strength to Sonny's level this summer and develops a better handle on the ball, I see no reason as to why he can't be a dominate 2 man in the league. I wouldn't trade him for anything shy of an allstar pg or sf at this point.

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    I give him a B,

    He didn't have any plays ran for him, and that is a direct result of not enough ball to go around.

    I believe that this offseason will work wonders on his game, he know know what he needs to work on during the summer and has spent a whole year playing against some of the best shooting guards in the league.

    I think we will see him start to show his true colours near the all star week next season, or in the beginning of his third season.

    But from what we have seen so far, he is extremely athletic, wants to learn and work on his game, and has showed a lot of improvement since the beginning of the season.

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    I gave him a C, didn't excite but didn't dissapoint either. I don't think he will ever be an AllStar but on a level just below that, maybe a Caron Butler type.

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    C+. Anyone who has trouble taking a player off the bounce as much as he has doesn't get a B until he improves in that area.

    I have not given up on the rookie. I think that a real hard and good offseason, working with Sonny, could do wonders. He just needs to tighten up his dribble, and get faster laterally so he can keep players in front of him.

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    C+
    A fair to good start. If he can improve his 3pt. shot and use his games over the summer to focus on defense, this would be good. He is young and has much upside I believe.

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    B- for me
    he played hard, one of the only Raps to attack the rim
    if it werent for him and Weems we basicly would have no Sick-Wickity-Nasty plays
    I think next year (with Bosh gone) he'll have a great year
    he need to tighten the dribble and the 3

    this year he basicly met expectations. A raw rook, with good flashes.
    He's a keeper

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I'll give him a C. He's right around where I expected him to be. He played hard all year but he still has a lot to learn.
    +1

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    "DeRazor" gets a B- from me. Considering he started almost the whole season versus guys much stronger and more skilled. He's got a long way to go but as most people agree, he's got plenty of potential. This city is way too quick to write players/teams/coaches/management off. Most of the good teams in the Association have had their core together a few years and have taken their lumps. Another year or two with some key additions/subtractions and they'll be back in business. I hope DeMar pans out and is still here producing at a high clip.
    Keep Calm & Chive On

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    His BPG and SPG are the only two stats I am really disappointed in. They are both WAY to low for a player with his athleticism playing those kind of minutes. Show lack of effort (knowledge?) on the defensive end. Hopefully those will be improved upon next year
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    Quote JYD18 wrote: View Post
    His BPG and SPG are the only two stats I am really disappointed in. They are both WAY to low for a player with his athleticism playing those kind of minutes. Show lack of effort (knowledge?) on the defensive end. Hopefully those will be improved upon next year
    Considering how much DeMar took pride in talking about how good his defence was prior to last year's draft, I too am slightly disappointed in those percentages.

    Outside of that I can't say I expected anything special from DeRozan this season. He did a good job and I'm interested to see with some work this summer how he approaches his sophomore season.

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    DeMar took almost an entire college season to "get it" on that level. The NBA game if far more complex and everything happens at a faster pace. It is only natural that he would not take the league by storm given his history. On the plus side, history says that once he "gets it" he's able to take over games and do a hell of a lot of damage. Two to three more years and he'll be the best defender on the team while being able to beat opponents off the dribble and create his own and for others. I think his shot is going to get better and better as well. All thanks to his crazy work regime and determination. Book it!

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    Yep, a C as well.

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