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Is It Time to Remove the 'Star' Labels from LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan?


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SOURCE: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2813379-is-it-time-to-remove-the-star-labels-from-lamarcus-aldridge-demar-derozan
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And even then, the Raptors never really looked like title contenders until they replaced him with Leonard.Pairing Aldridge and DeRozan could keep San Antonio playoff-relevant—it's eighth in the crowded Western Conference standings—but nothing beyond that."This is a blah long-term play," ESPN's Zach Lowe wrote after the trade. In fact, that metric paints Aldridge fifth among San Antonio's rotation players and DeRozan two spots below.The Spurs' on/off splits see it the same way. Aldridge is scorching-hot of late (24.5 points on 59.5 percent shooting over his last 10 games), and DeRozan has never been a more effective distributor (career-high 6.3 assists per game).But there's still a ceiling for this superstar-less squad, and it's not nearly as high as a club committing this kind of coin to a pair of All-Stars would like.Rebuilding is unavoidable, and it won't be a speedy process as long as these two are keeping San Antonio in the playoff mix and out of premium draft lottery range.

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