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DeMar is a very solid free-throw shooter.
This is another stat that he has been able to improve greatly since his rookie year. In his first season he shot .763 from the line. Last year he got that number up to .813. That is a very large improvement, and fans should look for him to get even better this season.
All of the great NBA scorers get to the line a lot, and make their opponents pay for mistakes. DeRozan shouldn't be any different.
He has never been timid, but he needs to try and get more contact this season. Even three or four more attempts per game would increase his scoring average by a couple points, surely bringing him over the 20-points-per-game threshold.
NBA refs do have favoritism though. Super stars get many more calls in their favor than average and good players. DeRozan has been given the short end of the stick for the majority of his time in the NBA. This year he needs to break through, and start getting the advantage on questionable calls.