A year ago, DeMar DeRozan would set himself to launch a three-pointer and the ball would be passed to him and the shot would fly and he'd have zero confidence it would go in.

That lack of confidence was a big reason why the Raptors swingman only attempted 52 three-pointers in 82 regular-season games and a huge factor in him making only five of them.

But an extended summer in the gym, and the discipline to stay there shooting until he'd made up to 500 in a session, have imbued DeRozan with a new-found sense of confidence.

And a shocking new proficiency in three-point shooting.