Although Toronto Raptors swingman DeMar DeRozan has become a bit of a stat magnet, his overall game has been lacking. That’s not to say the former USC talent hasn’t improved during his tenure in the NBA – he certainly has, but if DeRozan is to take the next step he’ll need to have more balance in his game.
Knowing this, DeRozan told the Toronto Sun that he plans to post up smaller players more often this season:
The Raptors have size advantages at many positions and even though point guard Kyle Lowry stands barely six feet tall, he plays far bigger than his listed height. Lowry can post up other point guards, something his backcourt-mate DeRozan plans to do often.
“I know I’m bigger than a lot of two guards and that can be an advantage of mine. Also to create out of the post for teammates as well. That’s something I’ll just try to get better at,” DeRozan said.
At 6’7, DeRozan has a pretty hefty size advantage at the shooting guard position, so assuming he spent a good portion of his offseason continuing to work on his improving post game, he should find a vast amount of success in the block for the Raptors.