The record in the aggregate isn’t as bad as many might think, but you can’t ignore the downturn in year two, both in the wins column and in some of the beyond-the-box-score stuff below. two-man net rating First, the mandatory caveat when discussing records, net ratings and things of that nature: Aldridge and DeRozan are but two of five players on the floor at any given time and are thus subject to a dozen variables that affect those numbers; their on/off numbers, which look less favorable than s...
Let's add DeMar DeRozan (he has a $27.7 million contract option with the San Antonio Spurs next season) into the mix when talking about Detroit, who would shock everybody if they land VanVleet and/or DeRozan. "DeMar doesn't like San Antonio and doesn't want to be there. If [DeRozan and VanVleet) leave, they land with Dwane Casey in Detroit.
When the Los Angeles Lakers signed shooting guard Danny Green to a two-year, $30 million deal last offseason, the team knew they were getting one of the best 3-and-D guys in the NBA. But more than that, the Lakers knew that Green is, above all, a winner. At that point he, had won titles with the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors and was a key contributor on both teams.