Dwane Casey wants to see DeMar DeRozan continue to improve

DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency files)

DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency files)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:41 PM ET

We’re only at the all-star break, but Dwane Casey already has a list for DeMar DeRozan to peruse in the off-season.

The goal is to make sure DeRozan’s appearance at the NBA’s marquee mid-season event Sunday isn’t a one-off deal.

Casey’s recommendation: “To continue to work, to continue to improve, to continue to get stronger, to continue to play versus physicality because he’s going to get the best defender each and every night,” said the coach.

Casey’s confident DeRozan won’t suddenly start slacking.

“He has done a great job every year of getting back and I know he won’t be (satisfied) because he’s such a basketball junkie. So I don’t see him taking time off this summer just because he made the all-star team.”

As for specifics, it’s well known that DeRozan could stand to work on his ball-handling and Casey hopes that’s a focus.

 


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