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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward | #10

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 221
College: USC
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / TOR
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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

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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

DeMar DeRozan praised Kyle Lowry's performance in Monday's Game 4 win over Cleveland.

"It's a cake walk for me once he gets going," DeRozan said. "It opens up everything for me on the floor. Teams try to focus in on him, and he knows when to get me going. He got the ball, he's our point guard, he's our leader of this team and he knows how to orchestrate what needs to be done out there." While Lowry had a great game on Monday, DeRozan's second consecutive 32-point performance helped the Raptors even the series. He seems to be getting over the thumb injury that hampered him earlier in the playoffs and should continue be a big factor for the Raptors for the rest of the postseason.
Source: USA Today
May 24 - 9:46 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points for the second straight win over the Cavs on Monday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

A big story for the Raptors was their free throw shooting. They became the first Conference Finals team since 2001 to not have a free throw in the first half with a 15-plus point lead, but then they went to the line 19 times in the second half as a team. As for DeRozan, he continues to thrive on contested shots and even fared better against LeBron James as the game went on -- he scored 12 in the fourth quarter on 5-of-6 from the field. We'll see how he handles playing in Cleveland on Wednesday.
May 23 - 11:52 PM

DeMar DeRozan said that while his right thumb is improving every day, he's still experiencing pain.

To be clear, this is just something that DeRozan is going to have to deal with, and he's in zero danger of the injury forcing him to the sidelines. DeRozan had himself an efficient outing during Toronto's Game 3 win over Cleveland, scoring 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting, and the Raptors will need him to continue that trend if they hope to secure a Game 4 win on Monday.
May 22 - 4:51 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points during a 99-86 Game 3 win over the Cavs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 40 minutes.

He was 12-of-24 from the field and hit plenty of contested jumpers. In fact, he had 22 of his 24 shots contested during this win. This was DeRozan's second postseason game of his career without any turnovers and played fairly mistake-free ball on both ends. The Cavs used LeBron James on DeRozan late in the game, so that might be something to watch early in Game 6. DeRozan will need to be on his game on Monday to get another win.
May 21 - 11:52 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points on 9-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers with five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

He was Toronto's best player tonight, but that's not saying much. The Raptors lost by 31 points and the game was basically over at halftime, but it's worth noting that Toronto also lost Game 1 of their first two series against Indiana and Miami as well. We'll see if DeRozan can help his team steal Game 2 in Cleveland on Thursday.
May 17 - 11:38 PM

DeMar DeRozan needed 29 shots to score 28 points during Sunday's Game 7 victory over the Heat, adding eight boards, one assist and three turnovers through 35 minutes of play.

DeRozan went just 12-of-29 from the field and 4-of-7 from the stripe, giving him an unimpressive true shooting percentage of 43.6 on the evening to go with his gaudy 41.7 usage rate. Efficiency has been a major issue for DeRozan throughout the playoffs so far (34.9 percent from the field), and that inefficiency could prove to be too much to overcome as the Raptors go toe-to-toe with the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 15 - 6:41 PM

DeMar DeRozan made 8-of-21 from the field and all seven free throws for 23 points in a loss to the Heat on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.

He went scoreless in his 9.3 minutes in the fourth quarter. DeRozan is still sitting at just 38.2 percent from the field in this series with only one 3-pointer, so the efficiency is a major issue. He's been better at home, so maybe he turns in a nice line for Game 7 in Toronto on Sunday.
May 13 - 11:01 PM