Tetlak wrote:Please, for the love of god, stop suggesting Demar. That's a total Knicks move and not something we should be remotely interested in if we are trying to build a modern, successful basketball team.
The era of isolation mid-range scorers with no 3 ball or defense passed us by a long time ago. It should stay dead.
This over-simplifies it. I feel like ideally, you do want a guy who hits 3's and gets to the line. You can live with a guy who only does 1 of the two, and you can't have someone who does neither.
While DeRozan doesn't hit 3's, he does get to the line at one of the highest rates in the league, and hits 88% of his free throws.
Bulls were dead last in free-throw attempts per game. It's not only easy points, but getting other teams' players in foul trouble causing them to change up their rotations.
saying "DeRozan doesn't hit 3's so he has no value" is just not a good take. The assists and the free-throws make DeRozan valuable. Iso-scoring is also a skill, and is also lacking on this team. Some times plays don't work and you need someone who can create something on his own. DeRozan does that. And he does it well.