I want to divert the focus away from Rudy Gay for the moment and explore something I've been pointing out in the game threads over the past couple weeks.
DeMar DeRozan has been passing the ball very well and it is bringing much more consistency to his game.
In the past 6 games, DeRozan has had 4 games with 7 assists or more. With one game amassing 9 assists. Over that period, his scoring has been very consistent, averaging 18.7 points per game and his FG efficiency is also much more respectable 47%.
Is DeRozan learning to making better basketball plays?
Over his career, prior to this season, DeRozan had 1 game in which he has been able to dish out 7 assists. He also only had one other game where he was able to amass 6 assists. He hasn't even been able to dish up to 5 assists more than a couple times either. In 222 games over 3 seasons, clearly strong passing games from DeMar have been the outlier result. But over the past 6 games there has been DRASTIC improvement.
While 6 games is a small sample size in and of itself, it is quite a large sample size relative to DeMar DeRozan's career. What do you think? Will the sample size continue to grow?