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

NBA Power Rankings: December

december power rankings

With the midway point of the NBA season nearing, it's time to examine the best teams of last month in the December power rankings. This month teams have battled their way back into the playoffs, or gained ground on the top of their conference. If you haven't read the October or November power rankings you should know the stats are from this month (December) only, not the entire NBA season. By focusing on one month at a time there is more variety in the ranking and you see which team is hot right now. Anyways, here's the December power rankings: 1. Houston Rockets (11-4) Offensive Rating: 113.4 (3rd of 30) Defensive Rating: 109.3 (18th of 30) Team MVP: James Harden - 35.9 PPG (45/40/89), 7.5