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Raptors’ Sally Field moment – why DeMar will stay with team

The plugged-in Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports offers an excellent counterpoint video to those who believe analytics trump all else. He makes the point by specific reference to the Toronto Raptors, with the claim that the personal chemistry between DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry goes a long way to explaining our team’s success this season.

He further offers examples of teams lacking cohesiveness, specifically the Cleveland Cavaliers (there are ongoing rumours of issues among LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love), Houston Rockets (the gifted James Harden and Dwight Howard are not on the same page) and the Los Angeles Clippers (do they really want Blake Griffin back?