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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 217
College: USC
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DeMar DeRozan made Team USA for the upcoming FIBA World Cup.
There was a very little chance for DeRozan to make the team, but he was spectacular and really shot the ball well this past month. He basically beat out Chandler Parsons for the last spot on the wing, and he'll back up James Harden and Klay Thompson. He did have a breakout season, but the USC product only had fifth-round fantasy value on a per-game basis because of a lack of treys, sub-par shooting and being a bit turnover prone. He could improve, but it's still not going to be easy to grab him in the first three rounds of a standard draft. Aug 23 - 9:37 AM

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DeMar DeRozan made 12-of-18 from the field in his two scrimmages with Team USA this month.

He also has a respectable eight assists in his 47 minutes with the team. DeRozan probably wasn't expected to make the team entering camp, but he's really played well. After a breakout 2013-14, the 25-year-old swingman still has room to grow and is a good bet to lead the Raptors in scoring. He's a solid target in the early-middle rounds despite his lack of 3-pointers.
Aug 22 - 1:32 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 13 points on Wednesday during Team USA's 105-62 win over the Dominican Republic.

He picked up some extra minutes with Derrick Rose (soreness) out of the lineup. DeRozan didn't see the floor on Saturday night and he still may have some work to do in order to make the team. His defense has been a bit lackluster, which Coach K seems to be focusing on in his selection of the end of his bench.
Aug 20 - 9:02 PM

DeMar DeRozan, who is vying for a spot on Team USA, recently spent a week working on his post moves with Hakeem Olajuwon.

DeRozan was reasonably effective in post-ups last year, averaging 0.88 points per possession, but he also struggled with turnovers in the post. He's coming off an All-Star season in which he averaged 22.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He's already a top-50 fantasy option, and could surge into the early rounds if he raises his FG percentage (42.9 percent last season) and hits 3-pointers with greater consistency (30.5 percent).
Jul 29 - 2:43 PM

DeMar DeRozan has been added to the Team USA camp roster.

The camp starts on Monday in Las Vegas. DeRozan had a breakout season for the Raptors and he thrived at putting the ball on the floor. He's not really an ideal fit around the sure things on Team USA since he's not an elite shooter. The Raptors will enter next season with the same group of players and should compete for a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference.
Jul 24 - 6:36 PM

The NBA has warned players not to participate in exhibitions in the Philippines this summer, which were expected to include DeMar DeRozan, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard and Kyle Lowry.

Some players are expected to earn at least $150,000 during the two-day event, and their agents feel the league is trying to control the financial market for overseas events. A league official denied that to Yahoo! Sports, saying, "Our biggest concerns aren't sponsorships and payouts, but the playing conditions around the games – quality of the floor, equipment around the court, presence of doctors and facilities for treatment, etc." The players may be subject to fines if they do participate in the events.
Jul 22 - 3:24 PM

DeMar DeRozan battled the flu during the Raptors' Game 7 home loss on Sunday, scoring 18 points with six assists in a game-high 45 minutes.

DeRozan shot 38.1 percent from the field in the postseason and his inability to defend Joe Johnson was a decisive advantage for the Nets throughout the first round. The Raptors' lone All-Star also made 10.7 free throws per game in the playoffs, however, and stellar free throw shooting fueled his top-50 value in eight-cat fantasy leagues this season. Former Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo was widely scorned for signing DeRozan to a four-year, $38 million contract in 2012, but he now seems prescient.
May 5 - 12:25 AM

DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's exciting Game-5 win over the Nets.

Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and six rebounds, and learned a valuable lesson about when not to goal tend, as he was lucky not to cost his team the game late after altering Deron Williams' half-court shot, which looked like it might be going in. Greivis Vasquez was also nice off the bench with 15 points, six rebounds and two assists. Game 6 is Friday in Brooklyn and the Raptors lead 3-2.
Apr 30 - 10:44 PM

DeMar DeRozan caught fire with 20 points in the first half of Sunday's victory, finishing with a team-high 24 points on 7-of-19 shooting to help Toronto even their first round series at 2-2.

The Raptors' leading scorer is pitching in 24.5 points per game in the series but he's made only 35.9 percent of his field goals, accounting for the difference with 10.5 made free throws per game. Toronto reclaimed home court advantage with the victory, but to close out the series they'll need their lone All-Star to keep up his torrid scoring pace in Games 5, 6 and possibly 7.
Apr 27 - 10:09 PM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey acknowledged that his team needs to "do a better job" of quickly double-teaming Deron Williams and Joe Johnson in the post.

The Nets have taken a 2-1 series lead behind excellent play from their starting backcourt -- Johnson is averaging 23.7 points on 60.5 percent shooting, while Williams is contributing 20.3 points and 5.3 assists per game. DeMar DeRozan admitted that "It’s tough once [Johnson] gets you down there [in the post] and get his hip on you," and it will be interesting to see how the Raptors respond in a critical Game 4 matchup on Sunday.
Apr 26 - 10:05 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 30 points during Game 3's 102-98 loss to the Nets on Friday, adding five boards, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He's truly playing like an All-Star and almost got the Raptors back into this game. They outscored the Nets 32-25 in the fourth quarter and almost pulled an incredible comeback. He made 13 of 15 from the line and that's a big reason for his leap this season. DeRozan became the first Raptor to ever score at least 30 points in consecutive playoff games.
Apr 25 - 10:41 PM

DeMar DeRozan hit 9-of-21 shots and 12-of-14 free throws for 30 points, three rebounds, two assists, six turnovers and five personal fouls in Tuesday's 100-95 win over the Nets in Game 2 to tie their series 1-1.

DeRozan was seen pouting at the end of the bench, ignoring his team's huddle after he picked up his fifth foul, but came back strong to hit some big buckets and help the Raptors get the win. This game was back and forth all night, and the Raptors got a game they needed to have as the series heads to Brooklyn for the next two games. DeRozan had 17 in the fourth quarter tonight.
Apr 22 - 10:21 PM

DeMar DeRozan didn't score a field goal in the first half of Saturday's loss, and he finished with 14 points on 3-of-13 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs.

The Raptors' entire offense struggled, shooting 39.4 percent with 17 turnovers, and DeRozan was part of the problem by continually forcing up contested shots. As his team's lone All-Star and leading scorer, DeRozan needs to score closer to his season average 22.7 points per game for Toronto's offense to really succeed.
Apr 19 - 3:50 PM

DeMar DeRozan returned from a night of rest and played 22 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with nine points and five rebounds.

He's good to go for the Raps' Round 1 meeting with the Nets, and he's surely looking forward to it.
Apr 17 - 12:59 AM

DeMar DeRozan played 22 minutes in his return to the lineup during a 95-92 loss to the Knicks on Wednesday, scoring nine points with five boards, one assist and three turnovers.

He rested on Monday and coach Dwane Casey took it easy on his All-Star tonight -- deservedly so. Only Kevin Durant and Monta Ellis logged more minutes this season than DeRozan while DD also ranked third in free throw makes. He had a breakout season and has really become a nice, well-rounded scorer.
Apr 17 - 12:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Greivis Vasquez
3Will Cherry
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
4Jordan Hamilton
SF1Terrence Ross
2James Johnson
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
4Bruno Caboclo
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes