It’s DeMar DeRozan, and he dropped 33 Saturday night in the Raptors win against the Knicks — the eighth time in nine games this season he’s had 30 or more points in a game. He didn’t do it by adding a three-point shot, DeRozan is just killing it from the midrange this season.
According to Synergy Sports, DeRozan is getting 53.8 percent of his shots either as the pick-and-roll ball handler or in isolation, and nearly half of his shots are off the dribble, where he is shooting 53.7 percent.
Is that kind of midrange shooting sustainable for a full season? I wouldn’t bet on it, but so far he keeps hitting the looks.