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Frank Longo
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"Poll question: Will DeMar DeRozan be a Hall of Famer?"



I've floated this out there a couple times this year, but now feels like the right time to make a post about it.

The resume isn't exceedingly special on paper:

4x All-Star (will be 5x this year)
2x All-NBA (would be shocked if not 3x this year)
no ring

But here's the crux of my argument: he's *already* a Top 70 scorer in NBA HISTORY. Right today. He's averaged over 20 points per game for his career (60th all-time in NBA PPG). I feel like that gets *significantly* slept on. He doesn't shoot 3s... yet he's one of the best scorers of the modern era. It's really incredible to think about.

He will end this season, if all continues the same, right around 50th in all-time NBA scoring, a 5x All-Star and a 3x All-NBA scorer. Currently at 50th? Bernard King. A 4x All-Star, 4x All-NBA scorer. Who's also a Hall of Famer.

I think if DeRozan continues this year as he's done and has *one* more All-Star/All-NBA season? He's a stone cold lock for the Hall. He'll almost certainly finish his career Top 40 in points scored in NBA history. Even if the Bulls don't win it all with DeRozan on board, a 6xASG, 4xAll-NBA, Top 40 scorer of all time? It's really really hard to argue that's not a Hall of Famer. There aren't any players in the Top 40 in career points scored who aren't in or going to be in the Hall of Fame.

And frankly, I think if he makes All-Star/All-NBA this year, he's already got an argument. 5xASG, 3xAll-NBA, Top ~50 scorer of all time? At bare minimum, he'll start being discussed as one of the great scorers in contemporary NBA history, and people will start talking about it more seriously.

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Will DeMar DeRozan be a Hall of Famer? [View all] , Frank Longo, Sun Jan-02-22 04:14 PM
Subject Author Message Date ID
Delete this Bullcrap
Jan 02nd 2022
Oh dear god, give it a fucking rest already
Jan 02nd 2022
      Its not a gimmick.
Jan 02nd 2022
           Making a case for a guy as a hall of famer is disrespectful?
Jan 02nd 2022
           Making a case for what?
Jan 02nd 2022
                DeMar DeRozan is not done, no disrespect.
Jan 02nd 2022
                     Thank you.
Jan 02nd 2022
                          ... you're welcome?
Jan 02nd 2022
Jan 02nd 2022
           That's 8,607,476,239 times worse
Jan 03rd 2022
                Thanks for the name calling, my friend.
Jan 03rd 2022
Joe Johnson is top 50 in all-time NBA scoring
Jan 02nd 2022
Only having one All-NBA holds Joe back, for sure.
Jan 02nd 2022
I didn't think DeRozan could keep it up.
Jan 03rd 2022
      He’s nearly singlehandedly changed analytics for the better.
Jan 03rd 2022
           Yes. Agreed.
Jan 03rd 2022
Were we thinking about VC as a HOFer at 32?
Jan 02nd 2022
2nd ballot lock IMO
Jan 02nd 2022
Do they take Olympic Gold medals into consideration?
Jan 02nd 2022
yep. it all counts. college. hs. international.
Jan 03rd 2022
He compares favorably to Mitch Richmond who’s in the HOF, so
Jan 03rd 2022
That was definitely a comparison name I considered.
Jan 03rd 2022
RE: Will DeMar DeRozan be a Hall of Famer?
Jan 03rd 2022
Just made it 5 to 5...........
Jan 03rd 2022
yes, but mostly bc the HOF has such a wide net of acceptance
Jan 05th 2022

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