DeMar DeRozan is Top 5 in Spurs History in These 3 Stats

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2. Usage Percentage (26.9) - 3rd All Time

Another strong sign of just how important DeMar DeRozan was as the Spurs transitioned from the Big Three era lies in his usage percentage. As defined, usage percentage is an estimate of how often a player is used in a team's plays while on the floor. You can find the full formula here, if that's your thing.

Essentially, what this statistic says is the Spurs relied on DeRozan to make plays happen directly or indirectly almost as much as anyone ever to don the Silver and Black. His usage percentage of 26.9 puts him between the twin towers of Tim Duncan (27.0) and David Robinson (26.2) all time.

It certainly makes sense that DeMar became the most complete version of himself in San Antonio given how much responsibility he was given. Offensively, he doesn't really have any weaknesses, unless you count not wanting to shoot threes as one. DeRozan having the ball in his hands led to dozens of clutch moments by the four-time NBA All-Star.

Despite the Spurs having two losing seasons out of three with DeMar, it would've been much worse without his presence.