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DeMar DeRozan | Guard/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 221
College: USC
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DeMar DeRozan knocked down 13 of his 14 free throw attempts on Sunday, to go with 21 points (4-of-16 shooting), six boards, three assists and four turnovers through 40 minutes of action.
DeRozan is currently hitting career-highs in assists (4.3), steals (1.3) and free throw attempts (8.9) to go with respectable averages of 20.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, but he’s currently only putting up mid-round value on the year due to his lack of a 3-point shot (0.3 three-pointers per game) and his 42.3 percent shooting clip on 15.7 shots per game. He is what he is. Nov 22 - 6:12 PM

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DeMar DeRozan made 6-of-15 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Jazz on Wednesday.

While this line wasn't great, he put Rudy Gobert on one of the best posterizing dunks of the season. DeRozan hasn't shot over 42 percent from the field in any of his previous four games while he failed to make a trey, too. He has seventh-round value on the season, which seems about right for an expectation going forward. You can check out the dunk in the link below.
Source: NBA on Vine
Nov 19 - 12:06 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points with five boards, six assists and one steal in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

DeRozan attacked the rim at will and got to the line 13 times, and he and Kyle Lowry nearly stole a win from the Warriors despite a sluggish first half. He has now scored 24 or more points in three of his last five games and it certainly looks like he is in All-Star form. He won't get you many 3-pointers and will likely hurt your field goal percentage, but his assists numbers are improving and he has averaged 7.3 dimes over his last three games.
Nov 18 - 2:13 AM

DeMar DeRozan posted 24 points, four rebounds, five assists and a season-high five steals in a disappointing road loss at Sacramento on Sunday.

DeRozan dropped 11 dimes in his last game and he's starting to find his groove, though as usual his value is checked by high-volume, low-percentage shooting (43.0 percent). He was 9-of-22 from the field tonight, including a 0-of-3 mark from deep, but the defensive stats are a welcome surprise.
Nov 15 - 11:56 PM

DeMar DeRozan handed out a season-high 11 assists during a 100-81 win over the Pelicans on Friday, adding 15 points, six rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.

It's just the second time he's had double-digit dimes in his career and it was just one off his career high. DeRozan's big dime game put him on pace for a career-high 4.1 per game this season, adding averages of 20.8 points, 4.5 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 treys on 43.0 percent from the field. Even with all those dishes, he's still barely inside the top 75 in standard leagues.
Nov 14 - 1:06 AM

DeMar DeRozan got back on track during Tuesday's loss to the Knicks, scoring 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field.

He also added five boards, two assists and a steal, but he failed to connect on his only 3-point attempt. His owners will be relieved to see him find his shooting stroke after he scored 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting vs. the Heat on Sunday. DeRozan gets an appetizing matchup with the 76ers on Wednesday.
Nov 10 - 11:15 PM

DeMar DeRozan made 7-of-18 shots on Wednesday, but he hit 14-of-15 free throws to finish with 28 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

DeRozan is attempting 11.0 free throws per game this season, a terrific sign for the career 81.7 percent shooter. Free throws were a crucial element in the Raptors' road win -- they made 10 straight down the stretch to erase an eight-point deficit.
Nov 4 - 11:38 PM

DeMar DeRozan had 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting Tuesday, but added just four boards, two assists, a steal, no 3-pointers and three turnovers.

DeRozan has a history of scoring without packing more punch in his line, but that hadn't been the case coming into this game. Look for a more bulky stat line when the Raps play the Thunder on Wednesday. On a non-fantasy note, the Raptors are off to a 4-0 start for the first time in franchise history.
Nov 3 - 11:59 PM

DeMar DeRozan filled up the stat sheet again on Friday with 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He did make just 5-of-15 from the field, but hit 12-of-14 from the line. DeRozan's assists are up and having DeMarre Carroll seems to help give him more space on the perimeter. It's still just two games, but DeRozan's days of being a scoring-only guy are behind him so far. We'll see what happens on Sunday.
Oct 31 - 12:25 AM

DeMar DeRozan made 7-of-17 from the field and 10-of-16 from the line for 25 points with five rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Pacers on Wednesday.

The small-ball look worked out well for DeRozan to kick off the season even though he missed a number of free throws. "I was out there shooting free throws like Shaq," DeRozan said. He's definitely more valuable in points leagues, but maybe the extra space could help with other stats.
Oct 29 - 12:28 AM

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said that DeMar DeRozan has "grown tremendously" as a leader.

"He's grown tremendously [as a leader]," Casey said. "[He] understands what's going on, talks to guys, understands the moment, understands what he has to say to certain players, how to say it to them. He's just matured into a man right before our eyes." DeRozan will be looking to return to All-Star form after a mildly disappointing 2014-15 campaign, but he will need to improve his 3-point shooting and efficiency from the field if he wants to take the next step as a player.
Source: TSN
Oct 24 - 12:13 PM

DeMar DeRozan will rest on Monday against the Wolves.

He's fine and it's just a preseason DNP. The Raptors want him to play off the ball more and hopefully he can improve on his 3-point shooting. He's a solid mid-round target in points leagues, but not doing much else on the stat sheet make him a less desirable target in standard leagues.
Oct 12 - 8:23 PM

DeMar DeRozan spent the offseason working on his 3-point shot.

DeRozan would be crazy not to opt out of the final year of his deal, worth $9.5 million, upon the conclusion of the campaign. However, with DeRozan just a career 27.0 percent shooter from distance, including 28.4 percent last season, we're going to need to see the improvement to believe it. He made just 25 3-pointers over 60 games last season.
Source: TSN
Oct 8 - 6:40 PM

DeMar DeRozan admitted he struggled to defend bigger players last season.

"I like to play against the twos. A lot of times the physicality of the threes, when I’m used to going against the twos, and some nights I might have Jeff Green, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, stuff like that. I couldn’t really be as physical as I would be any other night. It definitely takes its toll," DeRozan said. Now with DeMarre Carroll in the fold, DeRozan can go back to his proper area of focus. As an aside, DeRozan also said he's working on improving his leadership by being more vocal.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 5 - 12:05 PM

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said that there will be no extension talks between the Raptors and DeMar DeRozan.

"There will be no extension talks with DeMar," said Ujiri. "He can only extend for a certain amount of money and I just foresee that DeMar sees himself- and we see him- as more than that type of a player. So I think DeMar is going to wait to see how it goes this year and do the best deal for himself, and we’ll do the best deal for ourselves, too." DeMar can make much more money as an unrestricted free agent than he could with an extension, so neither side will waste their time with extension talks. DeRozan's high-volume, low-make approach to shooting really weighs down his value, so we wouldn’t target him until the middle rounds on draft day.
Sep 23 - 10:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2James Johnson
PF1Luis Scola
2Patrick Patterson
3Anthony Bennett
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira