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DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

DeMar DeRozan will be one of the more coveted free agents after the season, but it sounds like he has no intention of leaving Toronto. The Raptors guard, now in his seventh NBA season out of USC, has emerged into an All-Star and franchise cornerstone. Though teams will want him — and a report said the Lakers were planning to offer him max money — DeRozan says his heart is with...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns throws down monster dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is having himself one heck of a rookie season. He entered Wednesday’s action averaging 16.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. One of Towns’ biggest assets is his ability to control the low post on both ends of the court. The Toronto Raptors found this out first-hand Wednesday night: It’s not that DeMar DeRozan got out...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry Combine For 59 Points

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry brought their “best backcourt in the east” act west to Portland and finished the night with a combined 59 points in a Raptors win. “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive throughout the game,” Lowry said. “His aggressiveness really helped set the tempo and set the standard for us throughout the game. “We understood it was going to be...
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers to offer DeMar DeRozan max deal?

It sounds like DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors is the next star to receive serious attention from the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency. DeRozan, 26, figures to do the obvious thing this offseason and opt out of his contract, hitting the open market as one of the biggest names available. Where there’s a bidding war, the rebuilding Lakers figure to get involved, of course...
Via The Sports Daily
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

DeRozan: Toronto is ‘where I want to be my whole career’

    Talk of DeMar DeRozan’s potential free agency has heated up this week, but the Raptors swingman says he only wants to play in Toronto. The 26-year-old has an opt out clause in his contract after the season, and he is widely expected to exercise it to take advantage of the impending salary cap hike. The Toronto Sun reported on Thursday that the Lakers have “long had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeMar DeRozan drops the hammer on fast break

DeMar DeRozan combines a rare amount of speed and skill on this play to throw down a monster dunk on the break…. DeMar DeRozan can FLY! — NBA (@NBA) December 29, 2015
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeMar DeRozan destroys Rudy Gobert with powerful dunk

DeMar DeRozan’s athleticism and leaping ability make him one of those players that NBA fans make a point to watch. You never know when he’ll throw down a vicious dunk and make someone on the opposing team look silly. Ruby Gobert, one of the better shot blockers in the league, was DeRozan’s latest victim in Wednesday night’s Jazz-Raptors game. DeRozan decided to drive...
Via The Sports Daily
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

In defense of DeMar DeRozan

The continued decline of the mid-range jump shot in the NBA has been well documented here, here, and just about anywhere smart people talk about basketball. The nearly ubiquitous shift away from long two-pointers makes it even more perplexing that the Toronto Raptors, a vanguard of the analytics movement, have established a core that includes one of the most prolifically inaccurate...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Raptors are off to such a hot start

After just over one week of the 2015-16 season, only two teams remain undefeated: the defending champion Golden State Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors' pole position is most likely expected, but the Raptors did not even win 50 games last season. However, this Raptors team is driven, and determined to improve on last year's disappointing first round playoff exit...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Exclusive interview with DeMar DeRozan

by Max Holm Legendary Pictures' Straight Outta Compton has been killing it at the box office since its release. The film focuses on the rap power group NWA, originally from...well, yeah, Compton. While he might not have the same impact on the area as the likes of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has come a long way, and continues to inspire...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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