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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward | #10

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 219
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / TOR
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DeMar DeRozan wasn't bothered by an illness during a 128-96 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 30 points with three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.
He had Robert Covington off balance all game and was able to get to the line 16 times in this win -- he's only taken one 3-pointer all season. DeRozan did have a rough start with just 11 points on Thursday, but he's clearly capable of scoring 30 against any opponent. He'll get a look at the Spurs in San Antonio on Monday. Oct 21 - 10:57 PM

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DeMar DeRozan (illness) will play against the 76ers on Saturday.

He gets a green light during warmups, but coach Dwane Casey said his All-Star is under the weather. He's coming off a subpar game with only 11 points against the Bulls on Thursday, but now he figures to get a long look at Robert Covington. DeRozan could be a DFS tournament option and should be in all season-long lineups.
Oct 21 - 5:53 PM

DeMar DeRozan (illness) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup with the Sixers.

Game notes designations should always be taken with a grain of salt, so we'll have to wait until coach Dwane Casey addresses the media to see if DeRozan is in real danger of missing tonight's game. If DeRozan is unable to play, C.J. Miles would likely be inserted into the starting lineup. Norm Powell would see extended minutes and increased scoring opportunities. OG Anunoby might also see an uptick in playing time.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 21 - 1:34 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 11 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Bulls on Thursday.

Besides the letdown of a game, we saw one of the two storylines show up here. The one that didn't was the 3-pointers story after DeRozan made something like (large number here) treys this summer and didn't take one today, but the talk of him handling the ball a little more was there. He's still a great bet to score in the upper 20s, but just don't expect him to carry you in 3-pointers.
Oct 19 - 11:03 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored seven points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes on Friday.

The 3-pointers buzz has kind of cooled a bit here with DeRozan making just 2-of-10 in his four preseason games. Technically, that's an increase from last year, but expecting DeRozan to be close to 1.0 on treys may be a reach. Whatever the case, he'll be scoring in the upper 20s and he may clear 4.0 dimes per game.
Oct 13 - 11:31 PM

DeMar DeRozan (rest) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

It's just a day off for the All-Star wing. Perhaps we get a look at Norman Powell in this game while there should be some shots to go around.
Oct 5 - 8:39 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting during Tuesday's exhibition, adding three boards, four assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes.

DeRozan is no longer a one-trick pony, as he can offer fantasy owners some dimes and steals, and he reportedly is looking to add a 3-point shot to his repertoire this season. He shouldn't have much trouble flirting with top-45 value this year, and if he can truly add that 3-point shot, he could work his way into the top-30 conversation.
Oct 4 - 10:43 AM

DeMar DeRozan said that he hit 450 out of 700 (64 percent) 3-point attempts during a late-night workout.

It's a bit of a non-story, but we can't be picky in late July. Hitting a triple in an empty gym obviously doesn't compare to shooting in a real game, but it's at least encouraging that he's focused on his perimeter shot -- that's the missing piece to the puzzle of his fantasy game with career averages of 0.4 treys on a 28.1 percent clip. We've also heard coach Dwane Casey say he wants DeRozan to handle the ball a bit more as a PG next season, so it sounds like the 27-year-old wing is poised for another strong campaign.
Jul 25 - 9:06 AM

Coach Dwane Casey said he may have DeMar DeRozan "handle the ball a bit more as a point guard" next season.

Casey has talked about DeRozan adding more treys, so this isn't the first new responsibility for him. "We don’t want to give our whole ‘what we’re going to try to do next year’ away, but again it comes down to passing the basketball and better spacing more so, than we know, one-on-one play," Casey said. The Raptors are a little thinner on the perimeter with Cory Joseph and DeMarre Carroll gone, so there will be some new wrinkles in their offense. This likely won't affect DeRozan too much on the stat sheet and he should hang around four assists per game for the fifth straight season.
Jul 20 - 11:22 PM

DeMar DeRozan said he believes the Raptors need to add more shooters this offseason in order to improve.

Toronto ranked 21st in total 3-point makes during the regular season 2016-17 season. "You look at Kyle Korver and the display he put on. You stretch the floor, space the floor when you have more shooters," said DeRozan. "The more you have, your team becomes deadlier." One possible solution would be DeRozan expanding his range out to the 3-points stripe. He made a total of just 33 treys this season. In comparison, Sixers center Joel Embiid made 36 triples in just 31 games this season.
May 9 - 10:45 AM

Dwane Casey will encourage DeMar DeRozan to add the 3-point shot to his arsenal this offseason.

"It's no secret that the next evolution of [DeRozan's] game is [three-point shooting]," said Casey. DeRozan scored a career-high 27.3 points per game this past season, but he also shot just 26.6 percent from beyond the arc while contributing a measly 0.4 triples per contest. He's a career 28.1 percent shooter from 3-point range, but if he could make that a relevant aspect of his game, then he could definitely creep his way into the top-30 equation.
May 8 - 3:18 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting in Toronto's Game 4 loss to Cleveland, adding four boards, eight assists and four turnovers through 46 minutes of floor time.

He did a great job of facilitating the Raptors' offense, but ultimately, Toronto just didn't have enough to get a single win against the defending champs. DeRozan hit career highs in scoring (27.3) and rebounding (5.2) during his age-27 season to go with 3.9 dimes, 1.1 steals and 2.4 turnovers a night, which was good enough for top-50 value in standard 9-cat leagues. He should be able to flirt with similar numbers next season, so he’ll make for a solid mid-round selection on draft day.
May 7 - 6:16 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored a playoff career-high 37 points during a 115-94 loss to the Cavs in Game 3 on Friday, adding two rebounds, three assists, three steals and no turnovers in 40 minutes.

After scoring a playoff career-low five points in Game 2, DeRozan was on the other end of the spectrum as a scorer, but didn't get much help on the perimeter -- the Raptors went 0-of-12 from three to start this game. The Raptors were hanging tough in the second half with the score 71-70, but they were thumped with a 28-10 run in the third and fourth quarters. With Kyle Lowry out during the regular season, DeRozan had a whopping 37.0 usage rate compared to a 31.6 with Lowry, so expect DeRozan to get more shots again in Game 4 on Sunday. Lowry will likely be a game-time decision, but he'll probably be limited regardless.
May 5 - 9:53 PM

DeMar DeRozan had an atrocious game on Wednesday, shooting 2-of-11 from the field for five points with three rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes.

DeRozan didn't score until midway through the second quarter and he missed his first nine shots. Free throws are a huge part of his offense and he attempted 8.7 freebies per game during the regular season, but finished just 1-of-3 at the line tonight with Cleveland's defense focused on him. He'll need to be far better for Toronto to have a chance to climb out of an 0-2 hole in the series.
May 3 - 10:07 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points in a series-clinching 92-89 win over the Bucks on Thursday, adding four rebounds, three assists, five steals and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

After the Raptors looked to have it locked up with a 25-point lead, they actually blew it and were trailing due to a 20-3 Bucks run. The Raptors put together a 9-0 run after that and were able to ice this game in the final minute. DeRozan went 8-of-9 from the line while the Bucks went just 18-of-28 from the line as a team. Moving on, DeRozan did only score 23.0 points per game against the Cavs in the postseason last year, but he increased that to 29.7 during his three games against them this season. Considering the massive problems on defense for the Cavs, DeRozan could be feasting.
Apr 27 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Delon Wright
3Fred VanVleet
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1C.J. Miles
2OG Anunoby
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Pascal Siakam
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Jakob Poeltl
3Lucas Nogueira
4Kennedy Meeks