DHK wrote:http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... lri01.html
Hamilton did suddenly develop a dangerous 3pt shot later in his careers; stats dont lie and made absolute strides after his initial struggle with the Wizards from offensive and defensive point of view. He was trying to do too much on the wizards and he was the focal player opponents tried to shut down and thus he struggled mightily and was inefficient as we're seeing from Demar.http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... ela01.html
Hughes was wildly inconsistent his entire career yes but there was a small time frame 2-3 seasons where he just "clicked" in his 5th-7th seasons and he was quite efficient offensively although he was mediocre at best defensively. He's a player that Demar may become; a player highly touted but never lived up to his full potential that people initially had of him coming into the NBA.
The point of these two comparisons is to say there's hope for Demar and stating that there's good chance he ends up being a solid starter for a solid team and he's infact not a "scrub" as some people suggest here.
You're right, stats don't lie. Look at the stats then. They don't support your points at all.
Hamilton was wildly inconsistenty with hsi 3pt shot. Quite frankly he never took enough and made enough to qualify. But even if he did, look at those inconsistent percentages!
Hamilton 3pt shooting, rookie - current.
Do those look like consistent 3pt shooting to you? How do you go from 45.8% to 34.1% the next, and then 44%, only to go back down to 36.8%, eventually 29.6%, etc. And as a matter of fact if you pay more attention, Hamilton is a career 34.9% 3pt shooter. He was already shooting above his career average in his 1st year at 36.4%. He dropped his 2nd year, but went up again in his 3rd year, etc....nothing really changed with his 3pt shot for much of his career. There was no real development in it. He was an inconsistent 3pt shooter.
Hughes. So you're hoping for 2-3 year good years from DeRozan in a potentially 12-15+ year career? That's good enough for you?
EDIT: sorry for the edits. I keep having to go back on punctuations. Whatever.............if there's anymore, I'm just going to leave. You should get the point anyways.