View Poll Results: Grade Derozan's Season.
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Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Vince came at a time when there was no true star on the Raptors. Tracy McGrady was drafted the year before Vince but was far from a star at the time. Damon Stoudemire was probably the best Raptor at the time and there's no questioning the fact that Damon had his best years in purple. Damon left a year after Vince arrived. Derozan came to Toronto where there was already Bosh demanding the ball meaning that Derozan got less touches than Vince would have gotten. Derozan has loads of potential and hopefully with Bosh gone, the scoring is a little more divided. I could be wrong but that's just how I see it.
Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 04:54 PM
I don't know why some people think that there's no potential in him. Yes some players are better and have broader skillsets than others but if it were that easy, any player could average 20 or more ppg is they get the ball enough.
Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 05:11 PM
C’mon. I like DeRozan a lot and I hope he’s as good one day as I think he might be. But Vince was lightning in a bottle for a while back then. Judging on pure talent alone, I’d say that few would measure up to VC, again, as he was for those few years or so. Where DeMar might have a chance to one day be spoken of in the same breath, is if he works his butt off to improve, continuously, the way VC really didn’t. But I don’t think the question should be seriously asked even, for another good while yet ... unless of course, DeMar knocks all our socks off this year. But that’s kind of asking a lot at this point, imo.
Last edited by ws511; Mon Sep 13th, 2010 at 07:53 PM.
Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Raptors Republic Starter
DD can't be in the Carter situation until he can hit 3-point at will and develop a consistent jump shot. The good news is he's modelling his work ethic after Kobe and that will bode well. Demar is at Kobe's level at the same age.
Last edited by Raptorsss; Mon Sep 13th, 2010 at 06:31 PM.
Reason: 3-points are not dimes >.< Brain fart!
Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 05:53 PM
Raptors Republic Rookie
that's why its hard to form an opinion on this article. I really believe that if Demar works his ass off he can be in the same league as VC, but surpassing him is nearly impossible. Maybe im just saying this since demar holds the keys to any and all success this year...
Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Kobe wasn't really a high scorer in his rookie year either. Demar played and started more games than Kobe did. Kobe posted 7.6 ppg , Demar posted 8.6
Kobe had what Demar didn't though. A great jumpshot
Mon Sep 13th, 2010, 06:20 PM