Stats, moves, leadership, and a drive to win. This season, DeMar DeRozan has wasted no time making his imprint in the San Antonio Spurs culture. He’s fearless, driving into the paint whether covered by Kevin Durant or Anthony Davis. When the game is on the line, DeMar is the go-to for a clutch lockdown on a win.
But did you know DeRozan is one of three players this season to be scoring 24 or more points per game, dishing out a minimum 6 rebounds, and pulling down 6+ rebounds? That’s right, DeRozan isn’t just great in a Spurs jersey, he’s simply great.
The other two on the list: LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Those two would also be the answer to the question “which NBA superstars have yet to beat a DeMar DeRozan led Spurs?”
Considering DeRozan is the quietest and least divisive of the three, it looks more and more like the Spurs got the better end of this summer’s superstar reshuffling. Even in the photo above, LeBron is celebrating, Durant is yawping (or just really stubbed his toe), and DeRozan is looking off in a different direction, probably planning his next move. Ain’t that just like a Spur, zigging when others are zagging.
If his constant pursuit to improve his game hasn’t impressed you, perhaps his 360 did.
In a handful of games, DeRozan has made Spurs “all-time” lists.
DeMar DeRozan has 378 points in his first 15 games with the Spurs.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) November 19, 2018
Only Spurs with more points through the first 15 games of ANY season in franchise history: George Gervin & David Robinson.
DeMar DeRozan is the first player in Spurs history to score at least 28 points in each of the first three games of a season.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) October 23, 2018
DeMar DeRozan is the second Spur in franchise history to post 32+ points and 14+ assists in a game.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) October 23, 2018
Tony Parker had 34/14 in 2012.
DeMar DeRozan is now the third player in Spurs franchise history to have 25+ points in each of the first three games of a season, joining Terry Cummings (1990) and George Gervin (3 times).— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) October 23, 2018
DeMar DeRozan. Now THAT’S something to be grateful for this holiday weekend.
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