Ntilikina + Hardaway + L. Thomas + #9 for Lowry + Powell + MalachiLakes tank for 5 years just to have DeRozan - epic.
Deng + Ingram + Kuzma for Derozan
Pretty much. It's going to take a really desperate GM to part ways with significant assets for Derozan. Teams are leaning heavily on advanced metrics when building their team. Derozan lacks the intangibles that could make you ignore his poor efficiency, mediocre defense, and lack of off-ball movement. In many ways he is the antithesis of Marcus Smart.
As an NBA fan I would like to see Derozan land on his feet in a new destination, somewhere in the Western Conference. I've been critical but it would be a great story to see him develop into a consistent three point shooter. At this point he needs to understand that it's a necessary ingredient in the modern NBA.
Offensively, that's the last step for him, imo, because as of right now if you put a taller guy on him and, as a result, take away his post game, he's really not the same player, which is kind of surprising for a dude who has studied and emulated many facets of Kobe's game as you'd think that he'd know the rules of the, well, game, by now, in that in terms of your defender, same size and smaller you take him to the post, whereas in the case of bigger/taller guys you work more without the ball as you'll get more separation on picks/screens owing to the size discrepancy, right? Pretty basic stuff. I think.
He should really watch the episode of Detail dedicated to the 2009 Western Conference Finals, imo. Has anyone else watched that program, btw? I've seen an episode and a half, at best, and it's okay, imo, but yeah, just wondering.