Tom Thibodeau says DeMar DeRozan is a superstar without an ego
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau was all praises about how DeMar Derozan goes about his business on the court. According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio-Express News, Thibs said that while the San Antonio Spurs guard is a superstar in the league, he doesn’t have an ego to go along with it.
“He’s a superstar in this league, but he doesn’t have the ego. He’s not pounding his chest. He just goes about his business, and then you look up and he’s had a monster game against you.”
Derozan is one of the most skilled scorers in the NBA and can get buckets in a hurry, but remains to be one of the most humble as well. In his first season with San Antonio, the four-time All-Star is averaging 23.0 points, similar to what he averaged last season with the Toronto Raptors. This is also his most efficient scoring season since his rookie season as he is making 47.8 percent from the field thus far this season.
Throughout his career, Derozan always seems to add something in his game to complement his scoring. In his 10th year in the league, Derozan is averaging career-bests in rebounds (5.6) and assists (6.2).
Despite the sting of getting traded out his beloved Toronto Raptors, a team that he verbally wholeheartedly committed to in the past, Derozan seems to have adapted well to Gregg Popovich’s brand of basketball in San Antonio, as indicated by his career-high marks in assists.
The Spurs started off the season sluggish, but are slowly finding their groove, winning seven of their last eight.