You may have noticed a slight decline in Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan's point production of late.

There's a reason for that.

DeRozan, in the month of January, is averaging 15.2 points, down form the 18 he averaged in December and down further from the 18.9 he averaged in November.

What has been happening, particularly this month, is teams are loading up on DeRozan more than ever, and in adjusting to this, DeRozan has been forced to become a more willing and more aware distributer of the basketball.