Originally Posted by lilbeastnani
I'm confused, so are you agreeing or disagreeing with me?
I think your analysis is a little bit slanted perhaps by the perspective of how some people treat you on this board and how you interact with some people. Perhaps because of how you percieve the criticism of Bargnani verses the lack of critics on Derozan :shrug:
To broadly summarize Derozan as no big deal of a flop may in fact have some merrit. I would hesitate to draw that conclusion but time will tell.
They guy has shown incremental improvement in my mind over 2 seasons but I have no illusions he will suddenly become the Kobe of his time immediately. I also have no reason to believe after only 2 seasons - he has yet hit the ceiling of his game/contribution as inferred in your post.
I do disagree with your assessment of his Defense. I have watched and listened to a lot of games - and attended over a half dozen in person (Toronto resident) the past two years. Derozan D is not lock down best in league - but it is not lazy or disinterested
- something I have seen from a significant number of raptors players including Barges and Calderon but not limited to them. The same is true of Davis.
I like DJMasons comment - I am skeptically optimistic about Derozan and Davis. Excellent post !
I think most reasonably aware Toronto Fans share this . These two look like keepers as the base of what I hope will be a solid franchise.
I am also trying to answer you in a respectful considered manner to increase the level of civility on this board and post.