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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: USC
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DeMarre Carroll said that DeMar DeRozan has been working on his 3-point shot this summer.
"I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of other things he worked on in his game and he’s a dominant offensive player (already)," Carroll said. "So I think if he adds that 3-point to his game it’ll take us over the top." DeRozan shot just 28.4 percent from deep last season and took way too many mid-range jumpers, so his fantasy value would get a huge boost if he can show some improvement from deep. For now, DeRozan is a mid-round asset at best because his field goal percentage hold his value in check. Aug 23 - 9:46 AM
Source: Toronto Sun

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Coach Dwane Casey said he'd like to see the Raptors have a more balanced attack outside of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.

"One thing we’re trying to do was take the ball out of Kyle’s hands, take the ball out of DeMar’s hands and now we have a playmaker once that does happen," Casey said. DeRozan was the only qualifier for minutes last season to have a true shooting percentage below 52 with a usage rate of at least 28. Getting DeRozan better shots is definitely a good thing. He's much better in points leagues and in DFS than in standard leagues.
Jul 29 - 4:56 PM

The Raptors could look to deal DeMar DeRozan this summer while "whispers continue to circulate" that his camp wants $25 million per season a year from now, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.

While DeRozan has really been adept at adding points at the line, he was still only able to turn in a 51.0 true shooting percentage last season. He only made 21.7 percent on his pull-up 3-pointers while making just 28.7 percent of all of his 3-pointers. Unless he makes some sort of crazy leap from deep, DeRozan won't be worth that kind of money in the 2015 NBA. Of course, nothing is imminent on the trade front here.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 29 - 6:05 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points on 11-of-29 shooting (3-of-6 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's Game 3 loss to the Wizards.

DeRozan and Kyle Lowry were both guilty of bad shot selection and going down 3-0 the backcourt play has been a big storyline in this series. Of course, both engaged in trash talk with Paul Pierce and it's fair to wonder if they lost focus as things started to spin out of control. Game 4 is on Sunday in Washington.
Apr 24 - 11:02 PM

DeMar DeRozan made 6-of-20 from the field for 15 points against the Wizards during a Game 1 93-86 overtime loss on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal and three turnovers.

Otto Porter provided some great defense on DeRozan today. If the Wizards can keep DeMar from getting to the line and force him to take contested jumpers, they are likely going to have some great defensive numbers. Additionally, this was one of the worst offensive showings from the Raptors and the made just 6-of-29 from deep today.
Apr 18 - 3:56 PM

DeMar DeRozan said that the Raptors' season won't be a success unless they advance past the first round of the playoffs.

The Raptors went out in the first round after a tough seven game series with the Nets last season, and DeMar has no intentions of making another early-round exit from the playoffs. The Raptors will begin their post-season against the Wizards on Saturday, and that should be quite the thrilling series.
Apr 17 - 2:54 PM

DeMar DeRozan (groin) will play vs. the Hornets on Wednesday.

DeRozan sat out Tuesday's game but this proves that it was a mere precaution. He's likely to have his minutes held in check as the Raptors turn their gaze to the postseason, but owners might as well deploy DeRozan now that he's back in the starting lineup. His return sends Greivis Vasquez back to the bench.
Apr 15 - 5:22 PM

DeMar DeRozan (groin) said that he is planning on playing in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hornets on Wednesday.

He tweaked his groin earlier in the week and the Raptors wisely gave him the night off on Tuesday vs. the Celtics, but he should be ready to roll tonight. The Raptors made it clear that they were just being cautions with DeRozan, so hopefully his injury doesn't linger in the playoffs. We will have another update before tip-off, but DeRozan's owners can go ahed and pencil him into lineups. Greivis Vasquez will move back to the bench and lose most of his value.
Apr 15 - 9:35 AM

DeMar DeRozan's precautionary DNP on Tuesday was related to a groin injury, but he downplayed the injury and said he could have played "if absolutely necessary."

DeRozan tweaked an old injury this week and the Raptors wisely gave him the night off to avoid any potential setbacks -- given the nature of the injury and Toronto's stable playoff position, it wouldn't be surprising to see DeRozan take another game off on Wednesday. We'll know more after the Raptors' shootaround.
Apr 14 - 10:48 PM

DeMar DeRozan (rest) will not play Tuesday vs. Boston, and Greivis Vasquez will start in his place.

This is very surprising as head coach Dwane Casey had hinted earlier that he wasn't planning on resting anyone, but it is what it is. Vasquez will start, but he's really only worth using as a streamer option in deep leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Kyle Lowry is going to be busy tonight as Toronto's go-to guy on offense, and he should make for a fantastic daily league play with a favorable matchup against Boston.
Apr 14 - 6:48 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points during a 107-104 win over the Heat on Saturday with six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He did need to get some stretching in for what the team called a "left hip/leg" injury. DeRozan had a right groin tear earlier this season, so at least it's not on the same side. The Raptors are going to wind up with the third or fourth seed, so they might rest DeRozan on Tuesday or Wednesday. They're in Boston on Tuesday and finish up the season at home on Wednesday.
Apr 11 - 10:54 PM

DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points during a 117-116 overtime loss to the Celtics on Saturday, adding one rebound, three assists, one steal and six turnovers.

He was 14-of-25 from the field with just one attempt from deep. DeMar only had one shot from beyond 18 feet, so cutting down on long twos was big for him. Interestingly, DeRozan is the first guard since Andre Miller in 2010 to attempt 25 shots from the field in a game with one or less attempts from deep. He's going to have more offensive responsibilities until Kyle Lowry can make it back.
Apr 5 - 12:14 AM

DeMar DeRozan hit 6-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

He blew up for 42 points and 11 boards in his previous game, and you should expect his future output to fall somewhere in between these two stat lines.
Apr 2 - 12:35 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied a career-best with 11 rebounds in the Raptors' 99-96 win over the Rockets on Monday.

DeRozan hit 14-of-27 shots (2-of-4 3PTs, 12-of-17 FTs) to go with one steal, one block and six turnovers, as his usage was off the charts with Kyle Lowry (back) out. Look for this trend to continue until Lowry returns, and owners that are sensitive to field goal percentage may need to keep a close eye on him in case he gets a bit too trigger happy.
Mar 31 - 1:45 AM

DeMar DeRozan made 1-of-10 from the field for six points during a 94-83 win over the Lakers on Friday, adding 10 boards, seven assists, one steal and one turnover.

He really has to take it easy on his jumpers. In his last nine games, DeRozan has made just 25.8 percent on his jump shots, which account for 44.9 percent of his shot total. He's also struggled all over the court on shooting, averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 treys on 37.0 percent from the field in that span. Considering he's taking 15.3 shots per game, he's one of the worst guys for field goal percentage right now.
Mar 28 - 1:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2James Johnson
3Bruno Caboclo
4Ronald Roberts Jr.
PF1Patrick Patterson
2Luis Scola
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira