There's something almost admirable about DeMar DeRozan's distinctiveness, his apparent desire to refine his own style rather than attempt to fit into the prescribed idea of who he, or any modern guard, should be.
The Mavericks have always been innovative when it comes to Dirk Nowitzki.
Allen Iverson emphasizes over and over again the importance of being yourself, which is literally the moral of every other Disney movie, but coming from him is more political argument than feel-good sentiment.
What exactly Markkanen can become in the future is hard to say, but and at seven feet tall that makes him something the Bulls can put a high value on: an offensive weapon.
Don't look now, but is Kyle Korver one of the NBA's few remaining specialists? There aren't many single-skill guys kicking around these days; almost everybody is expected to do a few things well.