Gotta love demar love this guy Andrea should learn from this kid and work day in day out!
Great article by CBSSports.com on Demar Derozan up right now.
Its a long one, so I won't even bother posting parts of the article, as I recommend reading the whole thing.
But leave it to an American Outlet to do a better Spotlight on our own player. Ugh.
Demar Derozan's Progress measured in Mental Miles.
A couple Bullet-points they list at the bottom caught my eye though:
I didn't know he was engaged?! Or even that he had a girlfriend? Crazy .. but then again .. why should I know this?CBSSports.com wrote:
In Masai we Trust.
Love how he stuffed the stat sheet last night. Last year if he wasn't scoring, he wasn't contributing (weird, who does that sound like?).
DEMAR WAS MENTIONED ON NBA.COM?!
that never happens.
The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!
Great game today by Derozan. His offensive game is really developing well.
An interesting stat about Demar I saw today, he leads the league in shots blocked (39). Not exactly a good thing, but at least he is being aggressive. The list includes guys like Greg Monroe, Carmelo Anthony, and Tim Duncan; so it's not necessarily a knock per say.
It's at the bottom of this link
I'm not usually one for conspiracies, but the Refs have been especially, and consistently, brutal this season when it comes to Demar. And what I LOVE, is that he's complaining to the refs less than ever. Play the game, young buck.
In Masai we Trust.
Ya Demar has really matured, its just too bad he doesnt go to the line as much as all star James Harden I guess thats his next path in growth. Harden's fta is ridiculous hes avg 12 trips refs give this guy the whistle.
If its not a foul than it has to be a foul makes sense
"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."Tim Leiweke
Basketball has clear winners every night --except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.
I, for one, have pretty much been proven wrong about DeRozan so far. Didn't except him to play like someone who actually plays like someone you pay more than 6/7 million, but he does. At this point I'm not hoping, but expecting him and Lowry to improve their defense. Off-topic, but I think it's actually very benificial for Lowry to be watching these last two games from the bench and seeing what can be done with teamwork on offense and teamdefense.
I still remain skeptical. DeMar was bad the past few years. He has improved, but improving something bad just makes it mediocre. He gets a lot of minutes, and is still a volume shooter, with a poor TS%, and isn't very clutch (and that just considers his offense). And unlike bigs you pretty much know what you are going to get with a wing after their 2nd or 3rd year.
My leash only extends as far as 3 seasons though.. I guess I'm being a bit harsh since he has shown improvements (which doesn't always happen).. but I'll remain skeptical until at least next season as that is when I expect his biggest leap.
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