I'm beyond shocked to see the progress derozan has made. Last year , a lot of us complained how he was just a 1-dimensional player who could score, and provided nothing else. I personally thought he was never going to be a great play maker, but I was wrong.
I also didnt think his defense would get better, but it has!
Nor Did I think he'd become a better 3PT shooter so soon.
At this point, derozan is flirting with 22/5/5, and with his improvement every single year in this league I dont see why he cant become more elite. There's a lot more to work on in his game.
His ability to close games and make shots, if he can reach that level, it'd help going forward.
If he improves those areas, which I'm sure he will over the nxt two years, there's no reason why he cant be a top 5 player in this league.
So I ask, is there really any need to tank or trade him or lowry away? I think it would be counterproductive. The Raptors should just look to add one more piece while maintaining a core of what they have thus far. Seeing the emergence of demar,has led me to believe, that we wouldnt need to tank to get wiggins. Sure it would be nice going forward, but I guess the timing just isnt there.
So, going forward, Demar Derozan, a player we should keep, and should the idea of tanking be abolished?