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DeMar DeRozan.

DeMar DeRozan joins an elite list after dropping yet another 30 point game

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DeMar DeRozan is the leading scorer in the NBA this season with a quite absurd 33 points a night.

The Toronto Raptors man, who re-signed a max-deal with the franchise in the summer, has really turned his game up a notch this year and what makes it even more extraordinary is the fact he barely possesses a three-point shot.

With his super reliable jumper in the early going, DDR has found himself rubbing shoulders with some pretty elite company.

While the comparisons to Michael Jordan are a stretch too far for anyone to comprehend - they are two different defensive animals - his scoring exploits at this stage rightly belong alongside him.

With the 30 points he dropped in the 113-111 win over Denver last night, DeRozan has now scored 30 points or more in 10 of his opening 12 games.

Since the 1963-64 season, only four players can say the same: Michael Jordan 1986-87, Alex English 1985-86, Tiny Archibald 1972-73 and Rick Barry 1966-67.

Michael Jordan #23

Can DeRozan really continue this rich vein of form? He's dropped 34 points on the Warriors this season, as well as 32 and 26 the two times he has faced the Cavaliers, so nobody can claim he hasn't played anybody serious yet.

The two-time All-Star is in the form of his life and for the Raptors fans, long may it continue.

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Atlantic Division
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DeMarre Carroll
DeMar DeRozan
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