DeMar DeRozan Still a Winner in the Kawhi Leonard Trade

DeMar DeRozan

Although he's currently sitting on the couch watching his former team compete with the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Championship, DeMar DeRozan is still a winner in the infamous trade that occurred last July. It may not seem like it, given his former team is in the Finals and he's simply a spectator, but DeRozan couldn't have wished for a better situation. If he had stayed in Toronto, he would have faced the same fate. A great regular season then another failure in the playoffs, crushing the spirit of Raptors' fans once again. DeRozan could have never succeeded in Toronto. He is, quite frankly, not good enough to lead that team. With San Antonio, DeMar DeRozan now has the

All-Star Predictions: West Reserves

All-Star West Reserves

Deciding the West All-Star Reserves was easily the toughest of the three all-star predictions I've done (East Starters, West Starters, East Reserves). At the end of the article, you will see a long honorable mentions list of deserving players. I think anyone of those players could be all-stars, but the talent pool in the West is ridiculously deep. As a side note, Luka may end up being an all-star due to his dominance in the fan vote. Coaches and players likely respect him enough to throw him a few votes as well. Still, I didn't include him in this list. His stats are great, but they're not good enough to give him the edge over players who have played at or

Preseason Preview #10: San Antonio Spurs

Season Goal: Shoot all the Mid Range Jumpers In the aftermath of possibly the most confusing season in Spurs’ history, Kawhi Leonard is in Toronto. The disgruntled star finally got traded this offseason and in return, the Spurs acquired former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan. This has prompted many questions for the upcoming season. Such as, how many mid-range jumpers will this team shoot? With potentially the two best mid-range shooters in the game in DeRozan and Aldridge, San Antonio may be the only team still relying on the mid-range shot. With more teams favoring the threes and layups only ideology, the Spurs will be a stark contrast. This isn’t a bad thing, Popovich has made teams much better than they look