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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward | #10

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 221
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / TOR
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Coach Mike Krzyzewski said that Team USA "had a little bit too much fun" during their 107-57 romping of Team China on Tuesday, and he wants his club to "tone that down a little bit."
This quote was likely in reference to DeMar DeRozan's attempt to posterize a Chinese player (link below) during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter with a nasty 360-jam, although DeRozan missed his attempt after being met at the rim. In other words, Coach K is not a fan of fun, but he does have a strong propensity to win. Jul 27 - 10:35 AM

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DeMar DeRozan wants to "leave a legacy of my own in Toronto."

DeRozan said this in the context of explaining why he chose to remain with the Raptors rather than entertain an offer from his hometown Lakers. The reality is that DeRozan would have always lived in Kobe Bryant's enormous shadow had he come to Los Angeles, but he's very much his own man on a Raptors team that identified him as a core piece a long time ago.
Jul 25 - 9:17 AM

DeMar DeRozan has officially re-signed with the Toronto Raptors.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed as per team policy, but it is believed to be a five-year deal worth around $139 million. While DeRozan isn't an elite fantasy option, he's entering his prime at 27 years old and will be worth a look in the middle rounds of 2016-17 drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 14 - 1:24 PM

DeMar DeRozan has decided to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors on a reported five-year contract worth at least $139 million.

He met with the Raptors at the start of free agency and Toronto quickly closed the deal, giving the two-time All-Star just a shade below the full max -- his full max would have been $153 million. DeRozan had a disappointing postseason, but the free agency crop at guard is very thin, and the move keeps Toronto's improving roster intact. He will turn 27 in August, so the Raptors will get him at the tail end of his prime.
Jul 1 - 2:05 AM

Unrestricted free agent DeMar DeRozan is expected to meet face-to-face with Raptors officials in Los Angeles shortly after free agency starts at 12:01 EDT.

No other teams even have a meeting with DeRozan and the ball is certainly in the Raptors' court. As long as Toronto offers him the max, he'll be re-signing with the only team he's played for since 2009.
Jun 30 - 11:23 PM

The Lakers could get a free agent meeting with DeMar DeRozan, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

Although it was reported that DeRozan is focused on working out a new deal in Toronto and was not seeking meetings with other teams, Amick writes that the Lakers remain lurking in the background. Other teams known to have interest in DeRozan include the Clippers, Warriors, Heat, Knicks and Magic. To be clear, Amick makes it obvious that the Raptors should be considered in a class alone as the frontrunners for DeRozan's services.
Source: USA Today
Jun 27 - 12:45 PM

DeMar DeRozan does not plan to schedule meetings with other teams at the start of free agency, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN.com.

He is going to focus on agreeing to terms with the Raptors. DeRozan has said his mindset has always been Toronto for basically the entire season, including after he was knocked out of the postseason. The Raptors can offer DeRozan a five-year, $153 million deal. General manager Masai Ujiri said his No. 1 goal is to bring the 2015-16 All-Star back, so the Raptors are heavy favorites.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 25 - 4:52 PM

DeMar DeRozan has committed to playing for Team USA.

Paul George, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and DeAndre Jordan will join DeRozan in Rio, so the US squad will obviously be favored to take home the gold. Kyrie Irving is still undecided as to whether or not he will participate.
Jun 23 - 2:34 PM

DeMar DeRozan officially opted out of his contract.

He has a deadline to opt out on June 15, but this has been an obvious move since last year. DeRozan didn't have the greatest postseason, but the market seems to dictate he'll get a max deal. Compared to last season, the 2015-16 All-Star saw increases in minutes, points, assists, blocks, 3-pointers and efficiency.
Jun 13 - 7:03 PM

The Lakers do not highly covet DeMar DeRozan, according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report.

The upcoming free agent has been connected to his hometown Lakers, but Ding poured a little cold water on that rumor. "There’s a lot of presumption about DeRozan and I’m told the Lakers aren’t that high on him," Ding said. While DeRozan will likely get a max deal (or close to it), it doesn't appear it will be from the Lakers unless this is just a smoke screen.
May 31 - 10:47 AM

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri would not commit to giving DeMar DeRozan a max contract.

Although Ujiri made it clear the Raptors would like to re-sign DeRozan in calling it the team's "No. 1 goal," the GM refused to answer whether or not he was prepared to offer DD a max deal. "That question is for later," Ujiri said. The answer will be interpreted in a number of ways, but the reality is that there is no need for Ujiri to box himself into a corner by definitively answering one way or the other at this time. As is typical in free agency, the marketplace will determine DeRozan's value. Having said that, all signs point to a max deal.
May 30 - 11:26 AM

The Lakers and 76ers will reportedly pursue DeMar DeRozan as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

DeRozan has said time and again that his preference would be to remain with the Raptors, but after shooting just 39.4 percent from the field through Toronto's postseason run, it'll be interesting to see if the Raptors are willing to give DeRozan a max-deal. A max-contract for DeRozan will clock in at around $145 million over five years, which will impact Toronto's ability to bring in additional pieces, such as re-signing Bismack Biyombo. That being said, DeRozan is sure to receive a max offer from someone this summer, so Toronto is going to have some tough decisions to make.
May 29 - 2:52 PM

DeMar DeRozan said that he doesn't believe he could find a better situation than what he has in Toronto.

"I don't think so," DeRozan said. "My mindset has always been Toronto... I don't want to switch it up now." The impending free agent could receive some max offers from teams such as the Lakers this summer, but it sounds like DeRozan wants to be back and it would be a surprise if the Raptors aren't able to re-sign him. The 26-year-old SG averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 3-pointers this season on 44.6 percent shooting.
May 28 - 11:38 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points with three rebounds, three assists and four turnovers in a season-ending loss to the Cavs on Friday.

The contested shots were the story all month for DeRozan. In the first five games of this series, DeRozan was only open on 36.5 percent of his shots beyond 10 feet. He still showed some flashes and didn't really lose any appeal as a high-end wing. DeRozan has a huge summer ahead of him as he looks for a max contract in free agency after he opts out of the last year of his deal. He's coming off career highs in points and efficiency and will turn 27 in August. The Raptors will likely be in the mix to bring him back next season, but watch out for the Lakers.
May 27 - 11:32 PM

DeMar DeRozan had a game to forget on Wednesday, shooting 2-of-8 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line to finish a blowout loss with 14 points, three boards, three assists and two steals.

The Raptors were beat in every facet of the game tonight, trailing by a franchise-record 31 points going into halftime. They were a combined 21-of-35 from the free throw line and 3-of-17 beyond the arc, they turned the ball over 18 times, and they were out-rebounded 48-27, with only 10 boards during the entire first half. DeRozan and co. will need to hit the 'reset' button before Friday's must-win Game in Toronto.
May 25 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
4Fred VanVleet
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Terrence Ross
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Patrick Patterson
3Pascal Siakam
4Jason Thompson
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Lucas Nogueira
3Jakob Poeltl