Seems like a lot of people use DeRozan's high usage and mediocre shot selection as an excuse for why T-Ross and JV aren't able to blossom into productive players. But he's not there right now and those two have EVERY opportunity to really show how great they can be right now, and they aren't taking advantage of it.
In 5 (4.5) games without DD, Jonas is playing horribly despite his minutes being increased to just shy of 30 a game (29.4):
9.6ppg, 8.4rpg on 43.2 FG%
And people wonder why this guy gets benched for 2Pat late in games. I love JV and want him to be successful, but he doesn't do anything right now that Amir can't do (and do better I might add) at the center spot. Meanwhile 2Pat provides the ability to stretch the floor while being able to guard PFs effectively and some slower 3s.
Same concept goes for Ross. While he's still been very efficient, he's not making any more impact on the game than he does normally which is unacceptable considering he's basically the #2 or 3 option on offense right now. His minutes have gone up to 30.6 a game over the last 5:
All he's doing is putting up 12.8ppg and 4rpg.
Idk why these guys are just standing around thinking that Lowry is gonna drop 40 every game to make up for DeMar's 20 every night. Both of these guys need to produce WAY more with this opportunity and show that they're actually worth a damn as prospects.