DeMar DeRozan RUMORS & NEWS

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    Toronto Raptors @Raptors

    Congrats to @DeMar_DeRozan on moving into 3rd place on the #Raptors all-time scoring list! #WeTheNorth #RTZ pic.twitter.com/yb4dnIJBuO

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    In the hopes of becoming an ambidextrous player, DeRozan said he wrote the alphabet with his left hand almost everyday during the summer

  • Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan lift Raptors to victory in Minnesota

    Toronto Star "The shot was the dagger, a corner three-pointer right in front of the Minnesota Timberwolves bench with about a minute left, and DeMar DeRozan knew it. He’d heard some chirping from the Timberwolves earlier in the game, but the last laugh is always the best, and as the ball ripped through the..." March 10

  • Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan proving worthy of scrutinized contract

    National Post "It was just 16 months ago when the basketball-observing public, including both the U.S. and local media, was mocking Bryan Colangelo for handing DeMar DeRozan a rich four-year contract extension. At the time, DeRozan was a promising athlete who had failed to tangibly improve over his first three..." February 13

  • Raptors' DeRozan an all-star, Lowry snubbed

    Toronto Sun "As expected, DeMar DeRozan's an all-star and Kyle Lowry is not. DeRozan, in his fifth season, was named to his first NBA all-star game on Thursday night, becoming the fourth Raptor (Vince Carter and Chris Bosh did it five times, Antonio Davis once) to make the mid-season showcase. DeRozan is..." January 31

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    DeRozan said his ankle feels great. Much better than yesterday. Expects to play Friday

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    Doug Smith: Raptors @SmithRaps

    No DeRozan for Raptors tonight, he will travel west. Hansbrough? Game-time decision, as always

  • DeMar DeRozan’s growth from ‘raw’ talent to potential NBA all-star

    Toronto Star "There is no better word to describe the DeMar DeRozan who arrived in the NBA in the fall of 2009 than “raw.” He was a 19-year-old colt, untrained and unpolished, with abundant promise but no grounding, he’d spent one year in college getting by on his astonishing athleticism and that was enough..." January 29

  • Status unclear for Raptors' DeRozan

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan missed his ninth career game Monday and it’s unclear when he’ll be able to return. “I talk to him every day all the time. I talked to him this morning. He feels fine, just trying to get healthy,” teammate Kyle Lowry said at shootaround. Pressed whether DeRozan’s ankle, injured..." January 28

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    #Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (sprained left foot/ankle) will not travel with the team for Monday's game at Brooklyn. #RTZ

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    Eric Smith @Eric__Smith

    Xrays negative for DeRozan. Patterson, it's believed, has a broken nose. He's being taken for further tests to confirm. #rtz #raptors

  • Raptors back-court duo in all-star contention

    Toronto Sun "Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan all-stars? They have some backers. Head coach Dwane Casey first broached the subject over the weekend of the Raptors having at least one all-star for the first time since Chris Bosh left town and Lowry and DeRozan definitely have a case. DeRozan’s topping his..." January 08

  • Frustrated DeRozan Calls Out Teammates

    Toronto Sun "Earlier in the season, Raptors coach Dwane Casey said something about DeMar DeRozan making the Raptors “his team”. Now in his fifth season in Toronto, DeRozan has taken charge offensively this year, averaging 21.6 points per game. In fact, prior to Sunday’s 112-98 loss to the surging..." December 02

  • DeMar DeRozan looks good in Raptors loss to Timberwolves

    Toronto Sun "Game 2 of the pre-season was easier to watch and better-executed than the opener but the Raptors ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard this time around losing 101-89 to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the ACC on Wednesday. Head coach Dwane Casey summed up the game in a way he never would..." October 10

  • Raptors’ DeRozan invited to U.S. mini-camp

    Sportsnet.ca "Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan will be among the 27 players participating in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas this summer. DeRozan is one of 10 invitees who spent a portion of last summer playing for the USA Basketball Select Team which helped the U.S...." June 12

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    Marc Stein @

    Just going online: ESPN sources say Bulls & Raptors have had exploratory talks on potential trade featuring Carlos Boozer & Andrea Bargnani

  • Can Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan actually work well together?

    SB Nation "The Rudy Gay era in Toronto started with a bang. He came off the bench to a huge ovation on Friday night and scored his first Raptors field goal on a halfcourt alley-oop from DeMar DeRozan. About two minutes later, the two swingmen on the break again, Gay caught another lob pass from DeRozan and..." February 04

  • Raptors' DeMar DeRozan delighted by Rudy Gay's arrival

    Toronto Sun "About those concerns about Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan finding a way to coexist? There may be some in the media who have wondered how that particular duo would mesh on the floor with a strikingly similar skill set but for DeRozan, even the suggestion that there might be some question about it..." February 03

  • Raps' DeRozan and Utah's Hayward familiar foes

    Toronto Sun "Gordon Hayward is certainly familiar with DeMar DeRozan. Not only has the Jazz shooting guard faced the Raptors star three times over the past two seasons, but he also played alongside him on the USA Men's Select Team this summer. Though Hayward admits he was impressed with DeRozan during..." November 13

  • Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo defends DeMar DeRozan contract

    Toronto Sun "A day later, Bryan Colangelo wasn't having any sober second thought about the contract extension he doled out to DeMar DeRozan. Speaking to the media after Thursday's Raptors practice, Colangelo seemed indifferent to the criticism lobbed his way in the aftermath of the surprising pre-emptive..." November 02

  • Raptors gave DeMar DeRozan a contract extension in a one-team auction based on a dangerous idea

    Toronto Star "I'm not entirely sure about this DeMar DeRozan contract extension, to tell you the truth. The four-year, $38 million deal, barely signed before a midnight deadline, is all about paying for promise rather than production, in my opinion, and that's a dangerous idea, one that's all too prevalent..." November 01

  • DeMar DeRozan contract talks go slow

    Toronto Star "Crisis averted for the Raptors. Guards Jose Calderon and John Lucas III, both of whom hobbled out of Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage at Casino Rama, went through a full two-hour workout on Monday and seem ready to go for Wednesday's regular season opener against the Indiana Pacers at the Air..." October 30

  • DeMar DeRozan's 21 points lead Raptors to 104-95 win over Bucks

    Toronto Star "This being the pre-season, the focus for Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is much more about positive trends — good transition defence, finishing possessions on offence, handling opponents' pick and roll game — than it is about getting wins. So, even though the Raptors walked off the..." October 23

  • Raptors' DeMar DeRozan not worried about extension

    Toronto Sun "No key Raptor has more to prove than DeMar DeRozan this season. Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross are rookies, Andrea Bargnani had a semi-breakout campaign last year. Meanwhile, DeRozan struggled, shooting a career-worst 42.2% from the field, including a huge decline in his mid-range..." October 02

  • DeMar DeRozan: Where Waiting for Talent to Develop Happens/Comes to an End

    Raptors HQ "Within any profession, the law of adaption isn't absolute or assured, in the case of Raptors' guard DeMar DeRozan, this law has yet to reach its final conclusion. There is no doubt that the athletic 6'7 shooting guard has proven that he can take elevate his game above the rim, but has he..." August 27

  • DeRozan bulking up

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan's final game of the 2011-2012 season was seen from the bench. DeRozan came down with a sprained ankle sometime between the morning shootaround and game time. Whether thE injury was in response to the sudden rash of injuries that left the New Jersey Nets with just eight players..." April 27

  • Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan bulks up body of work

    Toronto Star "DeMar DeRozan hasn't exactly turned into a bully since the NBA's all-star break, but a subtle change in his attitude has paid handsome dividends for the Raptors shooting guard. DeRozan's scoring has gone up because he's initiating contact, an aggression borne out of maturity and a still-growing..." April 03

  • DeRozan slowly coming of age

    Toronto Sun "It was a span of exactly two minutes and 37 seconds in Monday night's game against the Orlando Magic and in that little window of time DeMar DeRozan showed the Raptors exactly the type of player they hope he will become. DeRozan's scoring binge just before the end of the second quarter may not..." March 07

  • Jennings, DeRozan loving life as pros

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan and Brandon Jennings met as 10-year-old basketball players in California. Today, both are young, potential stars in the NBA. The pair appreciate having a peer they have been friends with for ages to relate to. "Man it's great, it's awesome," Jennings said before his..." February 09

  • Raptors' DeRozan gets full points for aggressiveness

    Toronto Star "DeMar DeRozan will look at the boxscore from his most impressive outing in weeks and the Raptors can only hope something clicks in his brain when he does. In Sunday's 94-73 triumph over the New Jersey Nets, DeRozan did all the attacking with all the aggression his coaches have wanted all season..." January 31

  • DeRozan sees his minutes dip

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan was in an unfamiliar position Tuesday in Phoenix. While the Raptors were closing out the game, DeRozan was on the bench. In fact, he was there for most of the night playing a season-low 22:35. For the first time this season, he did not see the floor for even a second in the..." January 26

  • Raptors trying to get DeMar DeRozan going offensively

    Toronto Star "Dwane Casey finally got what he wanted, a couple of hours of uninterrupted gym time to do some teaching and some talking and not worrying about tiring his Raptors out or some wedding setting up in the team hotel. "Today was very valuable for us from the fact that we were able to get on the..." January 18

  • DeRozan can't snap shooting woes

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan doesn't need to look at a boxscore to know what has to happen. DeRozan knows his team needs him to score and he knows the 31 combined points over the past four games just aren't going to cut it. "I just got to play better," DeRozan said after an 11 point game that saw him hit..." January 11

  • Calderon, DeRozan and Bargnani on ballot for NBA all-star game

    Toronto Star "Everything is compressed in this odd NBA season, including the voting for all-star starting lineups. Less than two weeks after the regular season began, and less than eight weeks before the actually game, the league unveiled the ballot Wednesday afternoon and there were no Toronto..." January 05

  • Hard work puts DeRozan in the zone

    Toronto Sun "Watch DeMar DeRozan shooting three's these days and it's as good an advertisement for Dwane Casey's methodology as a full-page ad in one of Toronto's dailies. Watch him shoot the ball from anywhere on the court these days and you can't help but marvel at how far he has come in one calendar..." January 04

  • DeRozan elevating his game with new-found confidence

    Toronto Star "A year ago, DeMar DeRozan would set himself to launch a three-pointer and the ball would be passed to him and the shot would fly and he'd have zero confidence it would go in. That lack of confidence was a big reason why the Raptors swingman only attempted 52 three-pointers in 82 regular-season..." January 04

  • DeRozan needs to be more consistent

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan doesn't want to be known as a one-half wonder. The Raptors shooting guard has scored 37 points over two games this season. All but four have come in the final two quarters of a win in Cleveland and a loss at home to Indiana. The sophomore believes he has been too laid back so..." December 30

  • Another slow start for DeRozan

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan had a great second half. He earned praise from his head coach who called him the single biggest factor in the Raptors' second half comeback before it fell just short in a 90-85 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The problem was the first half when DeRozan was pointless on 0-for-4..." December 29

  • DeRozan and Bargnani Show a hit in Raptors' season debut

    Toronto Star "There were a couple of DeMar DeRozan baskets and a couple of Andrea Bargnani baskets and a DeRozan free throw and any questions about who gets the ball and who takes the shots when Raptors games are hanging in the balance have been answered. From this day forward it will be the DeRozan and..." December 27

  • Raptor future hinges on DeRozan's presence

    Toronto Star "With only a few days to transform the Raptors from a team of doormen ("No, no, after you") into a squad of stoppers, coach Dwane Casey is running his two-a-days long and, apparently, hard. "(Jamaal) Magloire knocked me down earlier today. Felt like I hit a wall," said DeMar DeRozan, the..." December 14

  • DeRozan's pumped about defence

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan has carved out a reputation as one of the NBA's up-and-coming young scoring stars, but it is defence that is on his mind ahead of the 2011-12 season. DeRozan, who met with the media on Wednesday after taking to the court just hours after arriving in Toronto from California, said..." December 08

  • Casey is DeRozan approved

    Toronto Sun "Dwane Casey foresees a nastier Raptors in the 2011-2012 season assuming there is a season. But with labour problems colouring everything the league does these days, the new head coach remains focussed on what he has control over. Casey is promising to hold players accountable for any..." June 22

  • DeRozan not surprised by Griffin's feat

    Toronto Sun "Like many in the NBA, DeMar DeRozan saw tape of Blake Griffin's facial on Marcin Gortat. As a fellow high flyer, DeRozan appreciates feats that occur above the rim and the challenges of each dunk. While Suns head coach Alvin Gentry expressed downright amazement, DeRozan was less..." March 23

  • DeRozan not surprised by Crawford's ability

    Toronto Sun "Whether it was watching Jordan Crawford step up his game during Xavier's NCAA tournament run or hearing about a LeBron James facial that would become the talk of the basketball world, DeMar DeRozan has paid attention to this explosive wing. Tonight against the visiting Wizards, DeRozan will go..." March 18

  • DeRozan debunks the sophomore jinx

    Toronto Sun "When the Raptors selected DeMar DeRozan with the 9th pick of the 2009 draft, the team was cautiously optimistic it had found a key part of its future. Back-to-back 30-point performances in London last week were the latest steps taken by young DeRozan to justify that faith. As a sophomore,..." March 08

  • DeRozan not getting the calls

    Toronto Sun "With each non-call following a foray to the hoop, the frustration has mounted for Raptors sophomore DeMar DeRozan. He did a great job managing it all season long, but appears to have had enough, picking up technical fouls in each of his past two outings, doubling his total for the..." March 01

  • DeRozan not a fan of gimmick dunks

    Toronto Sun "DeMar DeRozan is done with the slam dunk contest unless artistry starts trumping gimmicks again. DeRozan lost on Saturday night to Blake Griffin, who jumped over a car and multiple-ball dunks and teddy bears were also part of the show. "I'm a dunker. A dunk contest you go out there and dunk...." February 23

  • Blake Griffin and DeMar DeRozan agree and differ on dunk contest

    Los Angeles Times "Blake Griffin and DeMar DeRozan had common ground in their thoughts on the dunk contest but only to a certain point. DeRozan thought he was robbed when he did not reach the final of the dunk contest Saturday at Staples Center, and said he was done with it unless the props landed on the cutting..." February 23

  • DeRozan learning from master

    Toronto Sun "Ajax native Justin Darlington first dunked a basketball at age 16. Raptors star DeMar DeRozan did it in the sixth grade. Yet Darlington, like DeRozan is at the NBA's all-star weekend in Los Angeles competing for slam dunk glory. Six years after his first jam, Darlington has become one..." February 19

  • Dunking at its best

    Toronto Sun "When Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Los Angeles phenom Blake Griffin met on Sunday night at the Air Canada Centre it was a preview of what was to come this weekend at the NBA's slam dunk competition. Griffin is the clear favourite, though DeRozan says the only time he has ever lost a dunk contest..." February 15