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바카라 바카라사이트 슬롯게임 우리카지노 카지노사이트 파워볼 홀덤

There’s no joy in seeing a team crumble, but victory laps are hard to come by in the preseason prediction game.

Perhaps most satisfyingly, DeRozan did it his way. He made more mid-range shots than all but four other players even attempted, though his most memorable buckets ironically came from behind the three-point line.

DeRozan buried game-winning triples at the buzzer in back-to-back games.

It was fair to expect DeRozan would help Chicago’s offense this season, even if he lost a step or couldn’t quite find a rhythm on his new team. He went way beyond those modest expectations and should get All-NBA consideration for the first time in nearly a half-decade.

The aging curve alone made what DeMar DeRozan did this year seem impossible. Age-32 seasons are usually marked by gentle decline, and that’s if the player in question is lucky. DeRozan ignored that trend en route to the best season of his career.

He’s on pace to average a personal-best 28.2 points per game on 50.5 percent shooting, complete with a near-career-high 23.4 player efficiency rating.

Whatever you thought about the team and Westbrook’s impact on it before the campaign, what happened in Los Angeles is still a resounding disappointment. LeBron James‘ age-37 season was historically productive, another entry in his ever-expanding GOAT portfolio. It also officially went to waste as the Lakers fell short of the play-in tournament.

Injuries played a role, but that doesn’t make the Lakers’ fate any less dispiriting. If anything, deteriorating health for aging (James) and increasingly injury-prone (Anthony Davis) players casts a shadow over the team’s future. With the present looking so bleak, that’s a real double whammy.

That 2020 title feels like it happened 10 years ago.

 

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