Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is not sitting still and relaxing during the offseason. Instead, the 23-year-old is addressing one of the biggest weaknesses of his game – the 3-point shot.
DeRozan appears the same but his off-season work was all about developing some consistency from three-point range. Bulking up or down wasn’t on the agenda.
DeRozan has always been a lethal slasher and thrives on his ability to get to the rim, but he is also a big fan of the mid-range shot. Rather than opting to settle for inefficient looks, it seems that DeRozan is determined to become a threat from beyond the arc.
In his four years with Toronto, DeMar has shot the 3-ball at a 23.9% rate. If he was ever to get into the mid-thirties in terms of percentage, he could be one of the better offensive players in the league.
Another reason why developing range is crucial for DeRozan is the fact that with Rudy Gay around it felt almost as though the Raptors had the same player in Gay an DeRozan. If DeMar could knock down long-range shots he could become more effective off the ball which whould help the Raptors’ offense tremendously.