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    I know we've talked about how confident DD looks on the court this year, but even in his interviews he seems a lot more confident. He's not answering every question with "It's definitely big." Dude's got some serious swagger now and its nice to see.
    I was just about to write this. There is definitely a big change in Demar and it's great to see.

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    Quote p00ka wrote: View Post
    This bodes well: I don't know where I saw it, but in reference to the defensive focus this year, DeMar is quoted as not only paying the usual lip service to defense, but saying that coach Casey is making it FUN to focus on defense. Man, if Casey has managed to get the whole team thinking like that, this could be a fun season.
    Watched the MU interview (season eve) last night on NBAtv and he brought up DD's defense as something which caught his eye. And we know that MU doesnt throw kudos around frivolously.

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    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.

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    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.
    I knew the post game was not going to be there when they started green at SG with Wallace at SF.

    Anytime Bradley got him on switch in post they sent double.
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    I knew the post game was not going to be there when they started green at SG with Wallace at SF.

    Anytime Bradley got him on switch in post they sent double.
    Got to drive though. Can't settle. Boston did a good jump sending the double, but that's where Demar has to find the open teammate. Swing the ball then cut to the hoop.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote charlesnba23 wrote: View Post
    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?
    Rudy Gay wouldn't.

    On top of that, I wouldn't feel comfortable having DD guard players like Lebron, Durant, Melo, etc.

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    Quote charlesnba23 wrote: View Post
    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?
    No. DeMar isn't big enough to be a full time 3, and he tends to do worse when matched up against bigger and/or longer players.

    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.

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    Is it me or does anyone else feel like, DeRozan > Gay?

    I think DeMar is the better player.
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Is it me or does anyone else feel like, DeRozan > Gay?

    I think DeMar is the better player.
    I'd rather have Gay as a 3rd scoring option than Demar. He's a better defender, and teams locking down on him instead of Demar tells me something about what other teams think

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    3rd?

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    Is it me or does anyone else feel like, DeRozan > Gay?

    I think DeMar is the better player.
    I've been saying this for a while now.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Is it me or does anyone else feel like, DeRozan > Gay?

    I think DeMar is the better player.
    I don't even think it's a debate worth having. Regardless of which side you're on, neither player can really be considered taht much better than the other. It's a narrow margin. It's part of the problem with the often discussed redundancy of having them, in that the redundant skills wouldn't be a big problem (or a problem at all) if one of them were actually significantly better than the other.
    Last edited by white men can't jump; Sat Nov 16th, 2013 at 05:40 PM.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Default Derozan 3pt performance this season

    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:

    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
    that's cumulative, so 16-42 = 38.1%. the 10-16 = 62.5%.

    bemoan away.

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    Increasing his trade value! Keep it up, DeMar!
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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    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%.

    bemoan away.
    Good to see indeed.

    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?
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    Demar is a keeper.

    Period.

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