There were a few problems holding Toronto Raptors swingman DeMar DeRozan back from being a complete player. One of which was his jump shooting – or should I say – lack of.
DeRozan is known as more of a high flyer but the Toronto Raptors, namely head coach Dwane Casey say that DeRozan has been working incredibly hard on his perimeter shot this offseason and has greatly improved his range.
Per the Toronto Sun:
Casey also said that having spent a couple of weeks with DeMar DeRozan, he has noticed an uptick in his shooting that could impact how the offence performs.
The Raptors struggled significantly from outside in 2012-13.
“He’s really improved (his three-point shooting). Now the challenge for DeMar is doing it when the popcorn’s popping, at 7 o’clock at night, whether it’s in New York or Milwaukee and make sure he makes those shots,” Casey said.
“It’s a big help for us to have that three-point threat when you do have a low-post guy like Jonas.
The former USC product has never been good from behind the arc, shooting just 24% for his career. An improved game from distance would most certainly open up the court for he and his teammates, so hopefully for the Raptors, the hard work will pay off.