• The LA Times profiles DeMar DeRozan, but they’re seeing something I’m not when they say “He has shot the basketball well” — DeRozan’s field goal percentage (.414) is down 8.4 percentage points from last season (.498). (LA Times)
  • Andrea Bargnani continues to look awful when evaluated with advanced metrics — his minus-0.048 wins produced per 48 minutes ranks him dead-last (behind Michael Olowokandi) among the last 12 first overall picks. (NBeh?)
  • It appears that Jay Triano isn’t thrilled with how shot-happy Sonny Weems has been so far: “Sometimes (Weems) gets confused with trying to score as many points as he can.” (Toronto Star)
  • Erick Dampier is still a free agent after his verbal agreement with Houston fell apart, and rumor has it he’s targeted Toronto as his ideal situation. Don’t do it, Bryan! (Hoopsworld)
  • When the Raptors traded Marco Belinelli for Julian Wright in the off-season, who thought he’d be the starting two-guard for a 6-0 team? Maybe he worked on his shooting from long-range — and I mean really long-range, like this 70-footer he buried against the Bucks on Saturday. (The Basketball Jones)