DeMar DeRozan fits into the classic mold of a top draft pick who's not quite lived up to the potential of the slot he was selected (9th, 2009), but also is too good to be considered an obvious "bust". It's a common dilemma for fans and media searching for easy labels and it's certainly an issue the Toronto Raptors are aware of.
SB Nation's Raptors HQ delves into the "DeRozan Dilemma" in story that could be applied to a lot of young(ish) players around the NBA.
DeMar DeRozan: Where Waiting for Talent to Develop Happens/Comes to an End - Raptors HQ
But there's no question that with his contract coming due, time is running out for DeMar, with this season likely showing fans if he's ready to flourish, or if the bar has already been set as high as it can go.
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