DeMar DeRozan wasn't impressed with his Sports Illustrated 'Top 100' position

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DeMar DeRozan had an impressive season for the Toronto Raptors as the franchise won a record amount of games and reached the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in their 21-year history. 

The shooting guard averaged a stat line of 23.5 points, four assists and 4.5 rebounds in 78 regular season games as the Raptors finished second in the conference. He also produced 20.9 points, 2.7 dimes and 4.2 boards in 20 playoff outings. 

However, delve deeper into his stats and the inefficiencies in his game are striking. During the postseason, he shot an effective field goal percentage of just 33.9 and produced a 14.2 Player Efficiency Rating.

It didn't stop the Canadian franchise splashing out a guaranteed $109.6 million on the guard over the next four seasons. 

There's no doubting he is still an elite player despite the playoff struggles, but Sports Illustrated obviously doesn't rate him that highly as he was ranked 46th in their list of the NBA's top 100 players. 

That saw him below a 34-year-old Dwyane Wade, the Cleveland Cavaliers' peripheral figure Kevin Love and the L.A. Clippers' free throw disaster DeAndre Jordan, just to name a few players. It also leaves him 32 places behind his backcourt teammate Kyle Lowry. 

His position certainly caused a stir on Twitter. 

DeMar DeRozan
Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference

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