Damn, what happened to the DeMar we saw in preseason? I want that guy back!
6-19 last night, including 2-10 on mid-range jump shots, with only 1 trip to the free throw line. Just brutal.
Remeber deMar against IND last season to start he had a brutal game.... really lookslike he gets 1st game jitters. At the start of the game he was doing the right thing imo taking contact and trying to finish, those were all shots he was making in pre season.
I think it would be a good time to make DeMar our starting SF. I think he's come to a point that he could really do it. Do you guys agree with that?
Last edited by charlesnba23; Sat Nov 16th, 2013 at 12:43 PM.
The absolute only positive I can think of is that he wouldn't be exposed on D for failing to keep up with his man as he chases through screens, since SFs tend to not get used that way. Of course the flipside is that he'll struggle to guard SFs in the post, though maybe not as badly as he struggles to chase SGs.
Is it me or does anyone else feel like, DeRozan > Gay?
I think DeMar is the better player.
Last edited by white men can't jump; Sat Nov 16th, 2013 at 05:40 PM.
One of DeMar or Rudy needs to go IMO. Rudy is the one that i would trade. The offense just looks lethargic when both guys are on the floor.
If you want to compare DD to Gay as to who has more talent than its definitely Gay. Gay rebounds, and plays better defense. DD is only a scorer and that's it. If he's having a bad scoring night he's a liability. Remember Bargnani? Well DD is close, and is only make $500K less then what Bargnani made. What DD has over Bargnani is that he's a guard, and defense is not as critical to a guard as it is to a forward/center - but DD still doesn't do anything but score and is inefficient at it too.
If I had a vote I'd want both gone.
The reason DD is more valuable than Gay is salary. DD is way overpaid but he makes $8M less than Gay. And that is why Gay should be moved first.
So for the past year or so we've had a lot of people bemoaning derozan, especially his non-existent 3pt game. I've given numerous arguements against this, but for those wondering about how he's doing, these tweets from wolstat:
that's cumulative, so 16-42 = 38.1%. the 10-16 = 62.5%.Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun 21 Nov
DeRozan on corner threes: "It's definitely big. Like they say, it's the easiest shot from the three-point line. Analytical or whatever."
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun 21 Nov
DeRozan is now 10-for-16 on corner threes this season. Just 6-for-26 on other three-point attempts
Increasing his trade value! Keep it up, DeMar!
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
I was a bemoaner. But we've seen flashes from him before. Lets see how he looks after 40 games before admitting fault.
Notice the location though? It is the corner which is 22 feet which lines up with his favourite jumpshot from above the break.
Once again it all comes down to basketball IQ for DD. If you can cash 22ft 2's, why not shift to the side where 22ft is worth 3?
Demar is a keeper.
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