DeMar DeRozan RUMORS & NEWS

  • DeMar DeRozan Wants To Be Known As Greatest Raptor In Franchise History

    The Undefeated "DeMar DeRozan and his eight American teammates with the Toronto Raptors will get to enjoy turkey in the United States this year thanks to a scheduled off day in Milwaukee. Thanksgiving, however, actually comes twice a year for the Raptors, as it was celebrated on Oct. 10 in..." November 23

  • DeRozan has turned himself into a lean, mean, scoring machine

    Toronto Sun "Do you want to know where 34 points a night comes from? In DeMar DeRozan’s case, 34 points a night comes from a lifetime of hard work but more recently from a summer he describes as a “sickening dedication to where a lot of the days were just shit.” That those days came in the midst of..." November 15

  • DeRozan, Harden named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 13. DeRozan led the Raptors to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-leading 34.7 points..." November 14

  • DeRozan on His Low SI Ranking Fueling Early Season Scoring Explosion

    Black Sports Online "DeMar DeRozan is steaming mad at Sports Illustrated, and the rest of the NBA is paying for their preseason slight. The Raptors shooting guard leads the NBA in scoring at nearly 36 points per game, and after going for 34 on Friday, DeRozan has joined Michael Jordan as the only players in the..." November 05

  • DeRozan: I won't run out of gas, 'I'm like a Tesla'

    Toronto Star "DeMar DeRozan has been off to a blistering start this season, and he’s now the first Raptor to lead the NBA in scoring in 13 years. While the season is just little more than a week old, the Raptors’ guard has 36.3 points per game to become the first Toronto player to lead the NBA in scoring at..." November 04

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant 'jealous' of Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan relationship

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is jealous of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan's friendship, according to Toronto Raptors assistant coach Rex Kalamian. Kalamian, who was an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach under Scott Brooks from 2009 to 2015, told Chris O'Leary of the Toronto Star that Durant texted him in August..." October 25

  • DeMar DeRozan is not pleased with his Sports Illustrated Top 100 NBA player ranking

    The Comeback "About two weeks ago, Sports Illustrated released its ranking of the NBA’s Top 100 players. After seeing his spot in the rankings Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has a bone to pick with SI. The Toronto guard came in at No. 46 in the Top 100. After a strong 2015-16 season and a spot on the..." September 30

  • DeRozan’s relationship with Raptors enters unique territory

    Sportsnet "When Masai Ujiri and fellow Toronto Raptors executives Jeff Weltman and Bobby Webster were driving through suburban Los Angeles waiting for the clock to strike midnight eastern time on July 1 they had a very clear objective. Similarly, as DeMar DeRozan, his father Frank and mother Diane, his..." September 26

  • Raptors' DeRozan upset about ranking on SI's Top 100 Players

    Raptors Republic "The very intelligent and hyper-talented Sports Illustrated duo of Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney (two of the very best in the business) have been rolling out their list of the Top 100 NBA Players this week, and several Toronto Raptors made the cut. You can check out the full list and write-ups here,..." September 16

  • How DeMar DeRozan has given Team USA some fire – and fun

    Yahoo! Sports "DeMar DeRozan’s deft cellphone camera work helped provide one of the more charming, indelible images of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team’s exhibition tour. On Team USA’s flight from Chicago to Houston, DeRozan captured the soulful stylings of Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving as they..." August 02

  • DeRozan hopes to leave legacy in Toronto

    L.A. Daily News "The unassuming man walked into the gym without any hint he just agreed to the third largest contract in NBA history two days earlier. DeMar DeRozan wore basic gym gear, including a T-shirt, shorts and sneakers. He arrived without any entourage to accentuate his importance. Some fans approached..." July 24

  • DeRozan, Raptors in tough to take great leap forward

    Sportsnet "DeMar DeRozan’s new five-year contract will almost certainly make him the most accomplished and decorated player in Toronto Raptors history by the time it’s up. Barring anything unforeseen the formerly shy rookie from Compton will spend the entire prime of his career in Toronto and finish as..." July 14

  • Lowry congratulates BFF DeRozan on new contract with Raptors- 'Never buying DeMar dinner again'

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors rewarded DeMar DeRozan with a five-year max deal early Friday morning and perhaps no one was as excited as Kyle Lowry, DeRozan’s BFF. With the new contract reportedly coming in at nearly $140 million, Lowry has made it known that he is never picking up the dinner tab again." July 01

  • Raptors, DeRozan agree to 5-year contract

    The Score "DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors left no room for suspense. Just two hours after midnight on July 1, the two sides reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth more than $139 million, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. DeRozan, who has spent his entire seven-year..." July 01

  • Why Raptors’ negotiation with DeMar DeRozan could be a quick one

    Sportsnet "The power of the NBA’s free agency period is that possibilities seem endless and rarely predictable. It was during this magical time of year that Shaq became a Laker, that Danny Ainge brought together the Big Three in Boston and Pat Riley placed his bag of championship rings on the table in Miami..." June 30

  • Why the Raptors make the most sense for DeRozan

    The Score "Speculation of Toronto Raptors' franchise players fleeing for their hometowns as free agents is nothing new. Once upon a time, Vince Carter was supposedly bound from Toronto to the Orlando Magic, and later Chris Bosh to the Dallas Mavericks or Houston Rockets. With the exception of Tracy McGrady..." June 29

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • DeMar DeRozan focused on Raptors, not other teams

    ESPN "Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan does not plan to schedule meetings with other teams at the start of free agency, opting to focus on working out a contract to return to the Eastern Conference finalists, a source told ESPN.com. DeRozan, 26, a two-time All-Star who led the Raptors..." June 25

  • Report: DeMar DeRozan joining Team USA for 2016 Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Team USA will have a strangely Canadian feel this year. Not only is Kyle Lowry playing in the Olympics, so is Raptors teammate DeMar DeRozan. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports: DeRozan is coming off a rough playoff run, but he was much better over a large sample." June 23

  • Raptors GM Ujiri plans to meet with DeRozan in next few weeks

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have a critical summer coming up after the club’s most successful season in franchise history. The Raptors’ star shooting guard, DeMar DeRozan, reportedly opted out of his contract this week and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, when the league’s..." June 16

  • DeMar DeRozan Officially Opts Out Of Contract With Raptors

    Real GM Basketball "DeMar DeRozan has officially opted out of his contract with the Toronto Raptors for the 16-17 season. DeRozan will be a free agent for the first time in his career." June 14

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