I missed yesterday's game, but looking at the stat line and reading about it, it seems to be one of Demar's best performances.
I was re-watching the Washington game this weekend and Demar seems to be more engaged defensively right now. The playoff atmosphere might be bringing out the best in the other aspects of his game.
Heir, Prince of Cambridge
A+ this season Guy went Above and Beyond expectations. go DeMar! Go!
1. shots when opponents are in FT bonus time
2. opponents changing their defensive play because they are approaching or are in foul trouble
3. Raps players deciding to get aggressive because their defensive opponent is in foul trouble
Love this. Fun to watch!
Last edited by TRex; Mon Mar 3rd, 2014 at 02:23 PM.
Not sure if this was posted:
Most points per pick-and-roll possession, ball-handler
Ball-handler Poss. Team PTS PTS/Poss. Top Partner Poss. Team PTS PTS/Poss.
Goran Dragic 1,172 1,361 1.16 Channing Frye 392 510 1.30
DeMar DeRozan 690 793 1.15 Amir Johnson 261 303 1.16
Kevin Durant 732 813 1.11 Serge Ibaka 284 286 1.01
Jeremy Lin 528 586 1.11 Dwight Howard 166 181 1.09
LeBron James 659 729 1.11 Chris Bosh 188 225 1.20
Damian Lillard 1,121 1,238 1.10 LaMarcus Aldridge 441 526 1.19
Dwyane Wade 469 516 1.10 Chris Bosh 155 144 0.93
Jrue Holiday 783 859 1.10 Anthony Davis 245 256 1.04
Monta Ellis 1,451 1,583 1.09 Dirk Nowitzki 500 554 1.11
George Hill 619 672 1.09 David West 258 279 1.08
Among 46 starting point guards and other perimeter players in the top 25 in usage rate.
Top partner = Player with whom heís run the most pick-and-rolls.
DeRozanís numbers seem a little fluky. Heís shot just 41 percent out of pick-and-rolls, has recorded an assist on just 5.8 percent those 690 possessions (the fourth lowest rate of the group), and averages less than one secondary assist (where his pass directly leads to somebody elseís assist) per game. But he has drawn fouls on 9.4 percent of his pick-and-roll possessions, a rate on par with that of LeBron James.
derozans shot chart last year:
derozans shot chart middle of the season:
shot chart as of today:
grass is getting greener. still want him to be able to finish at the rim at an above average level though, regardless of whether he draws a foul or not.
Not only is he a legit 1st or 2nd option now, but he can pass. In a million years, I never would have thought that he would do the work necessary (especially study the film) to develop his assist totals to 4-5 per game. He court vision has improved from game to game. I can remember games at the beginning of the year where he wouldn't make the passes he makes now.
I STILL think that we need a guy who can create off the dribble to really be considered an elite team. I STILL prefer Lowry to have the ball at the end of the game, and he STILL takes too many long 2's. I also think Ross can be a much better overall player long term.
BUT I think that it really is a special to have a guy on your team who is willing to work this hard, and to make real strides in many areas of his game that you can see as a fan. He was basically crap last year, and to become an All Star this year, to average 25 ppg last month sets an example for everyone on his team, and really anyone who wants to see what hard work can do for you.
Finally, I think he's well worth the "BS" contract we signed him to.
Again, I don't LOVE his game, but he's a character guy, and represents what our city is about. He has earned my respect, and I feel good about him as our starting 2 guard.