The Toronto Blue may want to look at obtaining DeMar DeRozan to help with their problems closing games.
All kidding aside, Dwane Casey has talked all season about developing DeRozan into a late-game closer for the Toronto Raptors and tonight he came through with four huge free throws in the last minute of the game to ice a win against the Boston Celtics.
“I just told him those free throws were huge,” Casey raved to me after the win. “That’s what it’s all about going forward. I’ve been on him about once he gets to the rim he needs to finish. He needs to be greedy. Don’t just be happy because you get the whistle. Finish and get the and one like you watched their veteran players. They don’t quit playing; they concentrate even harder once they hear the whistle. That’s the next evolution in DeMar.”
A constant mantra from the mouth of Casey this season has been for DeRozan to “body hunt” and attack the defender in order to draw a foul. Tonight DeRozan responded to that in a big way as offse