With Harden becoming a PG there is a huge debate to who has the title of best shooting guard. Right now it seems it is between Jimmy Butler and Demar DeRozan.
Demar DeRozan averaged 27.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 4 APG while shooting 46.7% from the field.
Jimmy Butler averaged 23.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 5.5 APG and shooting 45.5% from the field.
They're stats are very similar but one thing I notice is that DeRozan is on a way better team with a way better point guard. Lowry usually has the ball in his hands more, meaning DeRozan gets less opportunities to create for himself and his teammates. Meanwhile look at Jimmy's team which had him and Dwayne Wade basically and that was it. Butler had the ball a lot more than DeRozan did. And for DeRozan to average almost as many assists, more points on higher shooting says a lot about how good DeRozan is.
On the other end of the floor here are the stats. Both do have good defensive win share totals at around 3 each, but DeRozan has more offensive win share totals. And people also forget that DeRozan doesn't have a 3 pointer yet, but if he gets one he could be unstoppable.
So my pick for best shooting guard is Demar DeRozan let me know who YOU think it is. #wethenorth #raptors #derozan #butler