Through the first couple of weeks of the season, DeMar DeRozan has been on an offensive tear. It has put him among the best starts in NBA history. In light of that, Kevin Durant gave him a huge compliment when describing his Team USA teammate.
“He’s on a tear,” Durant told reporters on Wednesday. “Probably the best footwork I’ve seen in a long time… in the post, mid-range, he really take his time. His pace is really good and he’s making that mid-range shots.”
That’s some extremely high praise coming from Durant given the amount of legitimate stars in the league such as himself, LeBron James, James Harden, and Anthony Davis. DeRozan has brought much credence that this season with the way he has played this season. His footwork has played a significant part in helping him get his spots on the floor and be an effective offensive player.
DeRozan has scored more 30 or more points in games this season, including becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to score 30 or more points in eight out of his first nine games to start the season. It’s clear that he’s playing at another level that continues to be unmatched by any other player in the league. It will be interesting to see how long he keeps it going.