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DeMar DeRozan Is Not Pleased With His Sports Illustrated Player Ranking

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When Sports Illustrated put out their player rankings this month, DeMar DeRozan landed at number 46. For a player who has continued to improve himself despite facing criticism about the aesthetic of his offensive game and his shot selection, and someone who was rewarded with a near-max contract this summer, some people would take the 46th spot as a slap in the face.

As it turns out, DeRozan is one of those people, posting these two tweets last night:

So it turns out DeRozan won’t be lacking for motivation this season. Media day is in about a week, I’m sure we’ll get more comments on this then.