DeMar DeRozan RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Raptors GM Masai Ujiri says bringing back DeMar DeRozan is top priority

    Toronto Star "While Masai Ujiri is proud of his Raptors team for its most successful season in franchise history this year, the disappointment at not being the last organization standing remains. “Twenty-nine teams have lost, there are 29 disappointed teams and we are one of them . . . we didn’t win the..." May 30

  • Lakers 'aren't that high' on DeMar DeRozan

    Silver Screen And Roll "Toronto Raptors guard DeMar Derozan made headlines following the team's Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers when he shot down rumors that he was interested in playing anywhere else other than Toronto next season. The unrestricted free agent to be was previously reported to be..." May 30

  • DeRozan Has 'No Clue' About FA Plans

    Bleacher Report "Per Josh Lewenberg of TSN 1050, DeRozan said Saturday he has "no clue" about his impending free agency. He added that his "mindset has always been Toronto. ... I don't want to switch it up now," per Lewenberg. It's worth noting that DeRozan holds a player option for $9.5 million next season,..." May 28

  • DeMar DeRozan on future: 'My mindset has always been Toronto'

    ESPN "DeMar DeRozan expressed a desire to stay with the Toronto Raptors one day after his team was eliminated from the playoffs. DeRozan, who will become an unrestricted free agent July 1, has been with the Raptors for his entire career. He was asked specifically if he can find a better situation..." May 28

  • Raptors defend Joseph, Carroll after casino visit

    Toronto Sun "Years ago, Scotty Bowman handed a hockey stick to a doorman at the hotel his team was staying at and requested a favour. He asked the late-night doorman to get an autograph on the stick of every player who came in after 11 p.m. He didn’t just ask for autographs, which are often..." May 27

  • DeMar DeRozan -- Laker Bound? ... BFF Suggests Move to L.A.

    TMZ "DeMar DeRozan's days in the six might be numbered ... that's according to his best friend and former teammate, Romeo Miller, who says he knows where DeRozan is headed ... and he strongly suggests it's L.A. We got Romeo out at The Grove and asked him about DeMar ... who will be one of the most..." May 25

  • DeMar DeRozan practiced until 1 a.m. before Game 4 to prepare for LeBron James

    Fox Sports "Heading into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, with his Toronto Raptors trailing 2-1, DeMar DeRozan knew the Cleveland Cavaliers would likely stick LeBron James on him for the rest of the series. Toronto's leading scorer dropped 32 points on only 24 shots in a season-saving Game 3..." May 24

  • DeRozan: Only way for Raptors to quiet critics was 'go out and play'

    The Score "DeMar DeRozan had arguably the best playoff game of his career Saturday night, pouring in 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting as his Toronto Raptors got on the board in their East final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a repudiation of the prevailing narrative going into Game 3 of the series,..." May 22

  • DeMar DeRozan wants to sign with Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMar DeRozan said he wants to spend his whole career with the Raptors, and he said he’d let teammate Kyle Lowry dictate his free-agent decision. But sometimes players get caught up in the moment and express loyalty to their team in a way that doesn’t reflect reality. How does DeRozan really..." May 13

  • Is Luol Deng A More Valuable Free Agent Than DeMar DeRozan?

    Real GM Basketball "When LeBron James left Miami to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers two summers ago, the Heat responded by replacing him with Luol Deng. As you can imagine, it wasn’t the most celebrated free agent signing. Replacing one of the greatest athletes of all time with a ten-year veteran who plays the same..." May 11

  • DeMar DeRozan on impending free agency: ‘I feel like I have nothing to worry about’

    Raptors Republic "DeMar DeRozan is struggling to such a degree in the postseason that my Twitter feed has become a near-nightly discussion of how much he should command as an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 26-year-old can and will decline his player option for next season, and no matter how the playoffs..." May 10

  • Heat’s Hassan Whiteside draws fuel from comment by Raptors’ DeMar De Rozan

    Miami Herald "Just in case anybody doubted which seven-footer has gotten the better of this Heat-Raptors playoff series so far, Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan wants to make it very clear. “You can honestly see who’s the dominant big out there when it comes to rebounding and scoring,” DeRozan said late Thursday..." May 07

  • With star guards struggling, Raptors should rely on Jonas Valanciunas

    ESPN "The Toronto Raptors were one of the best offensive teams during the regular season, generating 107 points per 100 possessions, which ranked fifth in the NBA. During the playoffs, however, their offense has not been the same, generating just 97.3 points per 100 possessions, which ranks last..." May 07

  • Magic Johnson says Lakers should pursue LeBron James, Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan, probably tampers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Magic Johnson is terrible on Twitter. His tweets are simplistic nonsense. He obviously knows a lot about basketball, but instead of sharing that expertise, he sounds like a cross between a lowest-common-denominator fan and low-rent news service. He spouts ideas like the Lakers trying to sign..." May 02

  • DeRozan: Season a failure if Raptors don't get out of 1st round

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors are facing yet another moment of truth, and one of the faces of a franchise that has never been able to put it all together at the right time is offering an honest assessment about Sunday's Game 7 against the Indiana Pacers. "(The) season would be a failure if we don't make..." April 30

  • DeMar DeRozan on Raptors' backcourt: 'We stink right now'

    ESPN "Toronto Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are not pleased with their production in the playoffs -- and both know they have to pick it up. In the first four games of their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers, the All-Stars are shooting a combined 30.8 percent from the..." April 24

  • DeRozan: Raptors aren't drowning, 'We're in a puddle'

    The Score "Toronto Raptors' fans have every reason to be anxious after watching their team drop yet another Game 1 on Saturday, 100-90 to the Indiana Pacers at the Air Canada Centre. It may appear to some the world is coming to an end north of the border, but in the mind of All-Star shooting guard DeMar..." April 17