mustardoverlordlol people who think demar derozan is a top playerDeMar DeRozan Averages this season thus far;
you're right, those statistics look nothing like other all stars stat lines. and you picked victor oladipo who is posting nearly identical stats.
demar derozan's eFG%: 51% (below league average) despite playing with kyle lowry to create for him (and a lot of supplemental talent)
victor oladipo's eFG%: 56% (slightly above league average) despite having way worse talent around him (not the worst imaginable, collison turner young joseph and sabonis are all pretty good, but way worse than the raptors)
victor oladipo's defense: passable but nothing special
demar derozan's defense: truly atrocious
derozan has the edge in that we've seen his key strengths (midrange jumpers and bullshit foul drawing) work for many seasons now, whereas oladipo's big strength (43% on 3s) could be super aberrational. that said, we've also seen derozan collapse like a dying sun in the playoffs which has to affect my judgment.
honestly even oladipo is an imperfect candidate but the guards are too weak in the east- I almost went with kemba walker but his stats were slightly worse, john wall has missed a lot of time, lowry is not having his best season, isaiah hasn't played yet, bradley beal is a solid candidate but he has way more help around him, and I don't think putting simmons as a guard makes sense no matter what the nba.com website says