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    How does DeMar expect to get the respect of a leader on this team when he continues to dissappear and float on the perimeter when he needs to be attacking the basket and taking this team on his back, or at least taking some pressure off of KL so they can't just focus on KL. Don't mean to be so negative, and I am not a DD Hater, but in order for him to take that next step and be a legit star on this team they need him to not dissappear. The sad thing is that the worse thing that happened in OT was when AA fouled out, he definietly knew what had to be done and was the most aggresive player in OT!! Anyone else agree or am i totally "floating on the perimeter away from the play" (a la DD) on this opinion???

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    Completely agree with everythign you just said.

    DeRozan DISAPPEARS all the time when the game is on the line. Defensively he's a non factor. Horrible rebounder, no playmaking skills.

    So i ask this again, why is he getting this much minutes? the guy is is getting 35-40mins/game. Main reason IMO why he's averaging 18ppg.
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    if lowry starts next game after that gutsy performance, I guarantee demar will make you shut up.

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    Lowry played for most of the game today, good derozan did not make a show. He looked disinterested.

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    Quote BasketballCrush wrote: View Post
    Lowry played for most of the game today, good derozan did not make a show. He looked disinterested.
    was not his best game, true. But I stand by my statement.

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    Derozan has always been a floater..doubt that ever changes..Trade him NOW before were stuck with him. Once T.Ross becomes more consistant, Demar will be nothing more then bench fodder.. at least T.Ross is always moving on offence, running off screens & such.. it helps our offence much more then Demar who's known to be a pour 3pt shooter parking his ass on the 3pt line & doing nothing else..Demar is a POSER!! LOL

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    To me the only advantage that DeRozan has right now over Ross is experience. That's it.

    Ross is a much better shooter, much better defender, better rebounder.
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    DeRozan isn't the player some of you think he is.

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    Quote charlesnba23 wrote: View Post
    memphis will definitely give it a thought, but Hollinger is............... kinda smart with his observation

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    His foul on Belinelli was the last straw. He couldn't guard him. What a pylon.
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    Quote akashsingh wrote: View Post
    if lowry starts next game after that gutsy performance, I guarantee demar will make you shut up.
    Yeah. I agree with this fully. Calderon rarely breaks plays, and always looks to bigs first.
    He's a pick-&-roll ball-handler. With Lowry's aggressiveness, Lowry is able to drive and kick to Derozan, opening space for driving lanes because of help. Calderon rarely calls Derozan's number either, he's usually hitting wings when they're moving without the ball or wide open.

    Lowry and Demar play well off one another. Did no one see the start of the season?

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    To me the only advantage that DeRozan has right now over Ross is experience. That's it.

    Ross is a much better shooter, much better defender, better rebounder.
    Not to mention athleticism is better, but very, very skinny. Doesn't seem like the body type where you can put on some serious mass.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    Not to mention athleticism is better, but very, very skinny. Doesn't seem like the body type where you can put on some serious mass.
    Why would he want to?

    Ray Allen certainly did alright with a slight frame.

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    I was thinking the same thing after the game. DD looked 1/2 scared + 1/2 pissed off about some missed calls way earlier in the game. I'd have sat him in OT and put in Ross who at least could give us some defense - and if Demar's not going to/can't get to the rim - at least put a purer shooter in there. That childish foul on Bellinelli was awful...

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    To me the only advantage that DeRozan has right now over Ross is experience. That's it.

    Ross is a much better shooter, much better defender, better rebounder.
    I disagree a bit on this. DD is a better shooter NOW than Ross, but Ross will be better than DD in almost all facets in a couple of years. I've always liked Demar, but my beef with him is he doesn't have that 'screw this, I'm just going to keep driving the net and draw fouls and put this team on my back' mentality. He starts to make a move, gets blocked and gives up quickly and passes the ball like most of the time. He looks like he lacks confidence in that situation.

    But here's another thing, DD more than any other player I've seen in a long time does not get foul calls from officials. I don't know why that is, maybe he's pissed off a bunch of refs in the league, but it's to the point of being ridiculous. And I think this is one reason he doesn't drive the net as much as we would like. If he knew he'd get a call, we'd see it more.

    Eventually, I think DD ideally would be a solid 2 coming off the bench, definitely not a starter on a good team. But on this Raps team......

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    Quote DoNDaDDa wrote: View Post
    Derozan has always been a floater..doubt that ever changes..Trade him NOW before were stuck with him. Once T.Ross becomes more consistant, Demar will be nothing more then bench fodder.. at least T.Ross is always moving on offence, running off screens & such.. it helps our offence much more then Demar who's known to be a pour 3pt shooter parking his ass on the 3pt line & doing nothing else..Demar is a POSER!! LOL
    Agree. My fear is T. Ross starts patterning his game with Demars. Get rid of him before he becomes a bad influence.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Why would he want to?

    Ray Allen certainly did alright with a slight frame.

    Strength and mass are not like love and marriage - i.e. you can't have one without the other.
    Durant too.

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