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Dwane Casey hopes DeMar DeRozan wins MVP trophy | NBA

As no candidate has yet killed the competition, the race for the 2021/22 MVP trophy remains very open, as we reach the midpoint of the season. Each of the favorites therefore has its defenders and supporters.

DeMar DeRozan can count on the glowing words of his former coach, Dwane Casey. After years of lobbying for his back in Toronto, especially at the time of the All-Star Game, the Pistons coach is delighted to see him finally achieve unanimity and be among the natural candidates for the most prestigious individual trophy.

“We don’t need to do that anymore”, having fun Dwane Casey, on convincing others of DeMar DeRozan’s talent. “I hope he wins this MVP trophy and I hope he will be among the candidates. He has to be for what he does with his team. I would like him to win all possible trophies, because he deserves it. »

For his 13th season in the league and at the age of 32, the All-Star delivers perhaps his best career season with 26.2 points on average at 49% shooting success and 3% at 3-pts (his record in this domain).

“It’s wonderful to watch”, book Dwane Casey. “When you remember young DeMar in Toronto, it’s beautiful. I’m proud of his development as a player. Everything has slowed down for him, he takes what is given to him. He’s almost a magician on the court. He does what he wants with the ball. And it demonstrates his work well, I spend a lot of time with him in Los Angeles, watching him work. He does not look for the light and lets his game do the talking. »

This last sentence could also stick perfectly to another candidate and especially former winner of this MVP trophy: Nikola Jokic.

Because if Dwane Casey believes that DeMar DeRozan deserves some consideration, Michael Malone, he does not appreciate that we forget his pivot, also author of a very solid exercise (25.7 points, 14.1 rebounds and 7 assists).

“In terms of media attention, I think he’s one of the least respected reigning MVPs”, asserts the Nuggets coach, who has already made this style of remarks a few days ago, for ESPN. “If we open a dictionary, at the word regularity, there will be a photo of Jokic. With our injured, it’s amazing what he does. »

DeMar DeRozan Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Minimum Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts
2009-10 TOR 77 22 49.8 25.0 76.3 0.9 2.0 2.9 0.7 2.3 0.6 0.8 0.2 8.6
2010-11 TOR 82 35 46.7 9.6 81.3 0.9 2.9 3.8 1.8 2.7 1.0 1.8 0.4 17.2
2011-12 TOR 63 35 42.2 26.1 81.0 0.6 2.7 3.4 2.0 2.6 0.8 2.0 0.3 16.7
2012-13 TOR 82 37 44.5 28.3 83.1 0.6 3.3 3.9 2.5 2.1 0.9 1.8 0.3 18.1
2013-14 TOR 79 38 42.9 30.5 82.4 0.7 3.7 4.3 4.0 2.5 1.1 2.2 0.4 22.7
2014-15 TOR 60 35 41.3 28.4 83.2 0.7 3.9 4.6 3.5 2.0 1.2 2.3 0.2 20.1
2015-16 TOR 78 36 44.6 33.8 85.0 0.8 3.7 4.5 4.0 2.1 1.0 2.2 0.3 23.5
2016-17 TOR 74 35 46.7 26.6 84.2 1.0 4.3 5.2 3.9 1.8 1.1 2.4 0.2 27.3
2017-18 TOR 80 34 45.6 31.0 82.5 0.7 3.2 3.9 5.2 1.9 1.1 2.2 0.3 23.0
2018-19 SAN 77 35 48.1 15.6 83.0 0.7 5.3 6.0 6.2 2.3 1.1 2.6 0.5 21.2
2019-20 SAN 68 34 53.1 25.7 84.5 0.7 4.9 5.5 5.6 2.7 1.0 2.4 0.3 22.1
2020-21 SAN 61 34 49.5 25.7 88.0 0.7 3.6 4.3 6.9 2.1 0.9 2.0 0.3 21.6
2021-22 CHI 34 35 49.1 35.2 85.2 0.7 4.3 5.0 4.7 2.4 0.9 2.1 0.4 26.4
Total 915 34 46.2 28.5 83.4 0.7 3.6 4.4 3.8 2.3 1.0 2.1 0.3 20.4
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