Casey: DeRozan Must Work Harder To Receive Ball In Scoring Position
Raptors coach Dwane Casey preached that DeMar DeRozan has to do a lot of work earlier in a possession to get it in better spots and with more time on the shot clock.
“It’s work,” Casey said. “You have to play on the offensive end with force as well as on the defensive end.
“Do it with force, you have to get down, get low, be strong, be aggressive and not let the guy get into your body, maintain leverage. There’s a lot of different things that come into play that he’s learning to do and, at the end, be ready to take a shot and make it.”
DeRozan is shooting 40.3 percent over his last five games.
“Being a young kid he may be pressing,” said Casey. “His teammates have to help him get open, set solid screens, it’s a 50-50 proposition. He has to wait for the screen, they have to set the screen.”