Sunday , Oct , 16 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

DeMar DeRozan: ‘I’m more comfortable’ shooting three-pointers

My three-point shooting has been a lot better. I’m more comfortable with it. I’m a lot stronger and a lot more confident. That’s one aspect I definitely feel comfortable with now.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: DeMar DeRozan is about to become a pick your poison player.

The Toronto Raptors swing recently told the National Post he spent his entire off-season stretching his range by developing a three-point shot.

Of course, DeRozan can get to the basket at will. He has a lightning-quick first step and is electric when attacking.

So defenders sloughed off DeRozan. They dared him to fire away from the outside, content to neutralize his tremendous athleticism and not become his next youtube victim.

According to DeRozan, this will no longer work. The South California native is confident he’ll punish sagging defenders with his three-point shot.

Improved range will help DeRozan take the next step and become an All-Star. After all, Derrick Rose spent the summer of 2010 improving his three-point shot and won MVP.

Such an exponential jump in stature won’t be the case for DeRozan as his Raptors are a work in progress. A three point shot will make him a handful for defenders, though.

–O.Sandor.

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