DeMar DeRozan RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    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 "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

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