DeMar DeRozan RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Kicks Fix: The top five 2016 sneaker free agents

    Yahoo! Sports "Every summer, July 1 kicks off the start of NBA free agency, opening a window in which players and their agents can begin negotiating contracts with teams around the league. For the sneaker industry, the key date each year is Sept. 30. That's typically when a player's shoe deal expires, freeing..." March 10

  • Raptors' DeMar DeRozan missed an NBA record because of Kyle Lowry

    CBS Sports "Despite 50 points from Damian Lillard, the Toronto Raptors held off the Portland Trail Blazers to win 117-115 on Friday. Toronto was led by DeMar DeRozan, who scored 38 points and came just short of setting an NBA record. DeRozan made his first 24 free throws before missing on his 25th attempt..." March 05

  • DeMar DeRozan planning to stick with Raptors

    ESPN "Eastern Conference All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan says it will be "pretty tough" for interested teams to steal him away from the Raptors in free agency this summer. "My whole mindset has always been this is home for me," DeRozan said in an interview that will air in full on Saturday's Meet the..." February 11

  • Kyle Lowry: DeMar DeRozan stopped Raptors from making black and gold main colors

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple years ago, the Raptors were considering changing their colors to black and gold. As we know now, they kept red as a primary color. They just created a Drake-inspired black-and-gold alternate jersey to go with home whites and road reds. Why didn’t the Raptors go full..." January 15

  • Lakers will offer max to DeMar DeRozan this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Here are the facts: DeMar DeRozan is a lock to opt out of his contract this summer. He’d be an idiot not to. He has one season left on this deal at $10 million. A max offer for him will start in the four-year, $100 million range. Nobody leaves $90 million on the table. DeRozan has said he wants..." January 12

  • Lakers have free agency interest in DeMar DeRozan

    CBS Sports "The Toronto Raptors, very quietly, have an All-Star caliber player headed for free agency this summer. DeMar DeRozan has an option for 2016-2017, and with the cap exploding -- and subsequently, player salaries going through the roof-- he's already confirmed he's going to decline the option and hit..." January 10

  • DeRozan on future with Raptors: ‘This is where I want to be’

    Sportsnet "Following the best stretch of basketball of his career, DeMar DeRozan’s future with the Toronto Raptors has been a popular discussion point this week. The all-star guard is expected to opt out of his contract at the end of the season in order to become a free agent, but DeRozan continued to..." January 09

  • Nets covet DeMar DeRozan, who plans Raptors opt-out

    New York Post "The Nets will have about $40 million in cap space this summer, and they got an up-close look Wednesday at one of their primary expected targets: DeMar DeRozan. The Toronto shooting guard had 15 points, five assists, four boards and two steals in the Raptors’ 91-74 win at Barclays Center. He has..." January 07

  • DeMar DeRozan: Raptors will only feel sorry for Sixers after beating them

    CBS Sports "DeMar DeRozan knows it can't be easy to be a member of the 1-23 Philadelphia 76ers. He remembers playing on a 22-win Toronto Raptors team in his second season, and that doesn't come close to comparing to what Philadelphia's young players are going through. DeRozan and the Raptors host the Sixers..." December 12

  • DeRozan has blossomed into Raptors' veteran leader

    TSN "With each passing season it's harder and harder to picture DeMar DeRozan as a timid 19-year-old rookie, a self-proclaimed loner. Selected with the ninth-overall pick in 2009, following just one year at the University of Southern California, the Raptors guard was a (young) man of few words...." October 24

  • Why DeMar DeRozan’s Future With The Raptors Won’t Be Decided By An Extension

    Uproxx "In late June, Masai Ujiri said his team was “open for business.” The Toronto Raptors were less than eight weeks removed from a disastrous and completely humbling first-round sweep by the hands of the Washington Wizards. The draft was 48 hours away, and free agency just over a week from beginning...." September 23

  • Raptors could look to trade DeMar DeRozan

    CBS Sports "The Toronto Raptors could look to trade former All-Star DeMar DeRozan instead of risking losing him next summer when he looks to demand a deal that exceeds their comfortable investment level in him. From the Toronto Sun: (GM Masai) Ujiri also could swing a deal involving part of his core...." June 30

  • Raptors DeRozan to seek max deal

    Sportsnet "After shipping Grievis Vasquez to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night and with Lou Williams and Amir Johnson entering the free agent market, GM Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors find themselves with potentially enough cap space this summer to offer a max. contract while keeping their current core..." June 28

  • Raptors’ DeRozan, Lowry not delivering in playoffs

    Sportsnet "There will be time, once this season is over, for a complete dissection and the proper spreading of blame, if needed. That’s when Masai Ujiri will finally have to saddle up and figure out if his Toronto Raptors team is a player away from being really good, or farther away from contending than..." April 23

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    Holly MacKenzie @stackmack

    RT @NBAPR: TOR's DeRozan fined $15,000 for making excessive contact with BKN's Bogdanovic on Feb. 4.

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Confirmed... DeMar DeRozan will start with James Johnson returning to the second unit tonight vs. Philly. #rtz #raptors

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    Holly MacKenzie @stackmack

    Dwane Casey says DeMar DeRozan is a gametime decision. #rtz

  • Raptors' DeMar DeRozan will be back Wednesday or Friday

    Toronto Sun "Losers of five of six, dealing with the first real hint of adversity all season and showing some pretty obvious signs of fatigue throughout the lineup. That about sums up the Raptors these days. Head coach Dwane Casey uttered the words “We’re not playing good basketball right now” or..." January 14

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Casey expects DeRozan to be under an undetermined minute restriction when he does return (Wed or Fri). Medical staff will make that call

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    No DeRozan tonight. Raptors are still hoping to have him back this week but dont have a specific timetable. James Johnson gets another start

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    DeRozan says he wont play tomorrow vs Charlotte, wants to get a couple more practices in before he comes back. Could return Sat or next week

  • Raptors’ DeRozan returns to practice, progressing well

    Sportsnet "It seems DeMar DeRozan’s return to the Toronto Raptors lineup isn’t too far away. The 25-year-old took part in his first full practice on Thursday since injuring his groin on Nov. 28 and appeared to be progressing well." January 02

  • Raptors coach Dwane Casey on DeRozan: 'He can't move'

    The Score "Injured Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan shot free throws during a team practice Thursday, but there remains no timetable for his return. DeRozan, who has yet to participate in practice, will be assessed on a week-to-week basis, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey believes he has a long ways..." December 11

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    No surgery for DeRozan. Week-to-week. Will become more of a student of the game.

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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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