Dejounte Murray demands that ESPN show DeMar DeRozan some respect after he dropped 38 points on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Ever since he joined the league, the Compton raised forward always had a chip on his shoulder. ESPN’s pre-season top 100 rankings have shown us that he is still underrated. The list questionably has players such as Lonzo Ball (54), Christian Wood(55), and Kevin Love (64) ranked higher than DeMar (82.)
DeMar had a stellar day against the woeful Wolves as he put up 38 points while shooting over 55% from the field. In the post-match interview that followed, Dejounte Murray expressed his displeasure with DeMar’s ranking to the media.
DeMar has often been criticized for his inability to dynamically change his game over his decade long career. However, he has consistently been able to prove the critics wrong with jaw-dropping performances.
— JeffGSpursZone (@JeffGSpursZone) January 10, 2021
Should DeMar DeRozan be ranked higher?
DeMar DeRozan has silently developed into a superstar and allows the numbers to do the talking instead. After developing a scintillating mid-range game he worked hard on improving his performance from behind the arc.
This led to him being able to shoot the 3 ball better than the league average for the first time in his career. Additionally, he has consistently managed the arduous task of improving his player efficiency rating while decreasing his usage rate.
DeMar has been instrumental to the success of his teammates and is a positive presence in the locker room. His close-knit relationship with Dejounte Murray has allowed them to flourish as a duo. It is clear that they will always have each other’s back both on and off the court.
DeMar DeRozan should definitely be ranked higher and should occupy a spot amongst the top 50 players in the league.