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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: USC
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DeMar DeRozan (groin) was getting shots up on Friday and is with the team in Los Angeles.
He is still not close to a return and doesn't have a timetable. The good news is that it sounds like he may have a shot to return before the All-Star break and the Raptors are playing well anyway. Keep DeRozan stashed for now. Dec 27 - 2:58 PM

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DeMar DeRozan (groin) is not expected to return during the Raptors upcoming six-game road trip.

Ouch. The Raptors start their road trip on Monday in Chicago, and it doesn't conclude until January 4 in Phoenix. DeRozan last played on November 26, so this absence would push his total time missed to over a month. Kyle Lowry will continue to shoulder the heaviest load for the Raptors, with guys like Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and James Johnson also stepping up while DeRozan remains sidelined.

DeMar DeRozan (groin) is still not close to making a return.

DeMar has been limited to shooting free throws, and he remains without an official return date. Kyle Lowry has been the main beneficiary with DeRozan sidelined, while Terrence Ross, Patrick Patterson, James Johnson, and Greivis Vasquez have all done their part to help fill the void.

DeMar DeRozan (groin) was able to shoot free throws during Thursday's practice, but Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey said he is still a ways away from returning.

"He can't move," Casey said of DeRozan. It's nice to see DeRozan get back on the court after tearing his adductor longus tendon, but it's sounding unlikely that we'll to see him return before the calendar turns to 2015. The Raptors are employing a combination of Greivis Vasquez, James Johnson, Terrence Ross, and Patrick Patterson to fill in for DeRozan, but Kyle Lowry is still the biggest fantasy beneficiary from his absence.

DeMar DeRozan (groin) will not have surgery on his torn adductor longus tendon.

This is fantastic news for the Raptors and he is considered week-to-week. DeRozan is still very unlikely to make it back in 2014 and January seems like a more realistic expectation. Greivis Vasquez, James Johnson, Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson should all see more shots while Kyle Lowry is going to be the straw that stirs the Toronto drink.
Dec 5 - 6:25 PM

DeMar DeRozan (groin) is hopeful to return to game action in four weeks.

He has a tear in his adductor longus tendon, which can potentially require months of rehab. The Raptors did announce he had a tear, but it's hard to guess how much time he's going to miss until the team decides on his treatment options. If DeRozan has surgery, it could cost him multiple months. Lou Williams, James Johnson, Greivis Vasquez and Terrence Ross will all benefit.
Nov 29 - 5:04 PM

DeMar DeRozan (groin) suffered a tear to his left adductor longus tendon and has no timetable to return.

The adductor muscle brings the leg towards the midline of the body and it sounds like DeRozan is going to miss multiple games with this injury -- perhaps over one month or maybe more. He does not even have a timetable to return to basketball activities. The team should announce a timetable in the coming weeks, but it looks like it'll be Greivis Vasquez, Lou Williams, Terrence Ross and James Johnson picking up most of DeRozan's 34 minutes per night for the foreseeable future. Sadly, DeRozan is not a must-own player anymore.

DeMar DeRozan (groin) will travel for Sunday's game against the Lakers, but his status for the game is unclear.

He received some treatment Saturday and the fact that he is traveling is a good sign even if he can't suit up Sunday. If DeRozan misses time, expect Lou Williams to draw the start while Terrence Ross and James Johnson would also see a bump in their minutes. Owners in deep leagues can also keep an eye on Greivis Vasquez, who has been hot in recent games. Stay tuned.

DeMar DeRozan went to the locker room due to a left groin strain and will not return.

He was in a lot of pain and he walked very slowed to the locker room, so it's possible he misses some time. The Raptors will likely give him an MRI, and we would probably consider him as doubtful for Sunday against the Lakers. Lou Williams replaced him and would be a very strong pickup in all leagues -- he was already hot coming in. Terrence Ross would also see an uptick while James Johnson also gets more minutes and is arguably a better grab than Ross.
Nov 28 - 9:21 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points in a win over the Hawks on Wednesday with three rebounds, two assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

Kyle Lowry was also successful with 14 points, six boards, 13 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes during the 126-115 win. The Raptors ran all over the Hawks with 25 fast-break points while DeRozan matched his season output with his two treys. He was only 2-of-13 before tonight and he really needs that part of his game to come around to be an elite fantasy guy.
Nov 27 - 12:50 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points on 7-of-18 shooting vs. the Cavs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, three assists and one steal in a comeback win.

He's shooting just north of 40 percent on the season, but it's only a matter of time before he approaches his career average of 44.5 percent. His stellar FT shooting takes the sting out of subpar shooting nights like this, and fantasy owners have to appreciate the career-best 1.8 steals he's averaging this season.
Nov 22 - 11:03 PM

DeMar DeRozan bounced back against the Jazz on Saturday, scoring 27 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

He scored just 10 points on horrific shooting in Thursday's loss to the Bulls, but he had great looks tonight. DeRozan's 3-point shooting dipped below 20 percent on the season tonight, so he really will need to get that going to be a complete scorer.
Nov 15 - 11:21 PM

DeMar DeRozan had his worst game of the season against the Bulls on Thursday, making 3-of-17 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and no turnovers.

He takes way too many mid-range jumpers and that was his undoing tonight. On shots from six feet and beyond, DeRozan shot just 1-of-12. He is going to be one of the worst high-volume guys for effective field goal percentage this season, but he'll do enough elsewhere.
Nov 13 - 11:16 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points with four rebounds, four assists and one steal on Tuesday, making 8-of-9 free throws but just 4-of-15 field goals.

The Raptors take more pull-up shots than any other team at 24.6 per game, despite the relative inefficiency of pull-ups -- Toronto is making just 37.8 percent. Their offense is balanced out by a league-leading 21.7 points per game off drives, however, and they currently lead the NBA with 107.4 points per game. DeRozan is a huge reason for their offensive success and he's already vying for another All-Star invitation.
Nov 11 - 10:29 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 25 points against the Wizards during a 103-84 win on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes.

He's having himself a nice November, averaging 24.0 points, 3.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.4 triples on 44.4 percent from the field. DeRozan has also been to the line 9.6 times in that span, which was a big story for his 2014 postseason.
Nov 8 - 2:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Greivis Vasquez
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
SF1Terrence Ross
2James Johnson
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes
3Greg Stiemsma
4Lucas Nogueira