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DeMar DeRozan stole Kobe Bryant’s tricks and took his post game to the next level

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Game Mens Gary Zimmerman Jersey DeMar DeRozan is unique in more ways than one. Beyond being the last of a dying breed as a midrange savant, the Raptors star is one of three guards scoring at least two points per game out of the post this season. It represents 9.1 percent of his offense in total, and he ranks in the 94.3 percentile in efficiency with 1.16 points per possession. The only players scoring more points on the block than him are two wings — Carmelo Anthony and Harrison Barnes — and a group of big men including DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic and Blake Griffin.

A big reason for DeRozan’s success in the post is his size. He’s built more like a small forward than a traditional shooting guard and he has a high release point, which combine to make him a nightmare matchup for most players at his position. As you can see in the table below, he’s not afraid of shooting over defenders either. In comparison to the other top-10 scorers this season, DeRozan leads the way with 74.5 percent of his shot attempts coming within four feet of a defender. He is also surprisingly successful in those situations: 457 for 948 (48.2 percent) on the season.

It’s easy to judge Anthony, a superstar who has never won much in the NBA, but he has been one of the best scorers of the last 13 years. He displayed the capability to score from all over the court against Philadelphia.

Authentic Womens Demarcus Lawrence Jersey The Knicks would love to move Anthony. He’s getting older at 32, makes a ton of money, and doesn’t play with the best tempo anymore. With that said, he can still fill it up and lead a team to victory any given night.

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