DeMar DeRozan has a new contract with the Toronto Raptors and is taking a big step forward in his fourth year in the NBA.
DeRozan watched tape of Dwyane Wade in the post during the offseason because he wanted to incorporate some of those aspects into his own game when he has a length advantage over his defender.
DeRozan is even understanding when to pass out of the post when the double-team arrives.
"He is reading defences, he is passing the ball out, that. That is what I love," Dwane Casey explained. "He is doing a heck of a job maturing as a basketball player. That is what is beautiful to see."
DeRozan has increased his assist rate and is playing with more confidence.
"Just try to do more than what I did before," DeRozan said of his expanding game. "That's rebounding, assists, playing defense, playing the passing lanes, getting steals. Just trying to do everything."