The latest example of how DeMar DeRozan is Kawhi Leonard’s polar opposite

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While DeRozan receives a media-friendly award, Leonard blames them for his shortcomings. If anyone has yet to notice, DeMar DeRozan is one of the more media-friendly stars the Spurs have had a in a while (at least beyond Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili). As a result, last week he was given the Professional Basketball Writers Association’s 2017-18 Magic Johnson Award trophy, which “honors the player who best combines on-court excellence with cooperation and dignity in dealing with the media and …

Apparently good offenses CAN be built around the mid-range

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Who needs Kawhi and threes when you have The System? Not too long ago, there was a growing concern that the current iteration of the Spurs weren’t going to be good enough for. . .anything. After a blockbuster summer trade sent their two best defenders (one also being their MVP on offense) to Toronto, the Spurs initially struggled. The defense was horrible, especially after Dejounte Murray was lost for the season to a torn ACL, and the offense leaned too …

DeMar DeRozan has been breaking bad

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It’s only going to get more intense from here. Periodically, a Spurs player will do something so thrilling, so awesome or cool, that I’ll want to commemorate it somehow. Sometimes I’ll run the broadcast back and ask the kids to hold it down for a bit while I record the play with my phone and tweet it out. Occasionally, I’ll send a text to a friend of mine, or one of the writers (or a friend who used to be …

Spurs blow out Raptors and spoil Kawhi’s homecoming

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Before a raucous crowd, the Spurs pulled away early and never looked back, riding DeRozan’s first career triple double and a great all-around effort to a win over Toronto. As a 90-second tribute video played moments before tipoff, the tone for Thursday night’s reunion of sorts between the Spurs and Raptors seemed to be set, underlining the intense (and intensely mixed) emotions that fans brought with them to one of the most anticipated games of the season. Every sight or …

San Antonio vs. Toronto, Final Score: Spurs corral the Raptors 125 – 107

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No one asked Bryn Forbes how he felt about being not traded from Toronto, and he responded by hitting 6 three-pointers. A video tribute for Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard started off a night that didn’t slow down and lived up to everything hyped all week leading up to this game. With the win, DeMar DeRozan got his first career triple-double (21 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists), and LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 23 points. Leonard finished with 21 …

DeMar DeRozan posts first career triple-double vs. Raptors

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DeMar had a big night against his former team. DeMar DeRozan said he had this game marked the instant the schedule came out and he’d be ready for it, and he has not disappointed. He had a 15-10-5 stat-line by halftime against the team that traded him (aka the Toronto Raptors), and by the end of the night he had the first triple-double of his career. He achieved the accomplishment with an assist to LaMarcus Aldridge in the fourth quarter, …

DeMar DeRozan uncorks a dunk to tell your kids to come see

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…or your spouse. You never know when something special is going to happen when you’re watching your favorite team. So many unique plays happen on a nightly basis; certainly enough to keep me coming back every time the Spurs tip it off. But sometimes there’s a play that demands to be seen, experienced, watched, and re-watched. When I saw this, I immediately backed up the DVR a bit and requested Mrs. Wilco’s attention to share DeMar DeRozan’s double-clutch virtuosity against …

DeMar DeRozan uses the Euro-step unlike anyone else

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The Spurs guard uses a familiar move in a distinctly effective way. Ranked 11th in the league in free-throw attempts per game at 6.5, DeMar DeRozan has no shortage of ways to get to the line, from seeking out contact at the rim to a deft use of pump fakes to get his defender up in the air. The most interesting is a move that he seems to have made all his own in this league. It’s a funky variation …

The Spurs unleashed DeMar DeRozan in the open court

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An underutilized weapon took over in Sunday’s second half. Even in the midst of the team-wide hot streak, the Spurs were riding last night against the Blazers, DeMar DeRozan’s 15 straight points at the end of the third stood out. His run carried the Spurs from down 4 with just under 5 minutes left in the third, to up 4 at the 1 minute mark. DeMar poured it in from all angles, hitting turnarounds and fadeaways, driving and cutting for …