• Kobe on DeRozan Inspiring Next Generation

    Black Sports Online "DeMar DeRozan is tough, but can the Compton born shooting guard and Raptors star really carry on Kobe Bryant’s legacy by wearing his shoes? DeRozan was inspired by and became Bryant’s biggest fan while watching Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals when a young Kobe infamously..." April 08

  • Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, Rockets’ James Harden earn weekly honors

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the league on Monday afternoon, Toronto Raptors’ shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has been selected as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. In addition, Houston Rockets’ point guard James Harden has been named as the Western Conference Player of the..." March 27

  • How a rookie snub forged DeMar DeRozan into one of the NBA’s elite

    Sportsnet "There are 24 all-stars gathered in New Orleans, ten of them starters, of which DeMar DeRozan is one. And while none of them are what you would call an underdog in the classic sense of the term – no matter how hard a road an NBA player had to walk to reach the peak of the sport, they started..." February 18

  • Raptors' DeMar DeRozan: Sprains ankle in Sunday's loss

    CBS Sports "DeRozan injured his ankle after landing on Jonas Valanciunas' foot in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 115-103 loss to the Suns, eventually heading to the locker room inside the last two minutes. He finished the game with 22 points (6-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-11 FT) while adding four assists, three..." January 23

  • DeRozan will miss 2 games with ankle injury

    TSN "The Toronto Raptors will be without the services of their top scorer for the next two games. The team announced on Monday that will miss games this week with the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies with a right ankle sprain. He will be reevaluated prior to a Friday night visit by the..." January 23

  • DeMar DeRozan becomes Toronto Raptors’ all-time leading scorer

    Vancouver Province "It came as most of his scoring does, from an area no longer valued by today’s NBA. But it was extremely fitting as that mid-range pull-up jumper that pushed DeMar DeRozan past Chris Bosh and made him the Toronto Raptors’ all-time leading scorer is exactly what has made DeRozan such a valuable..." December 29

  • From the shadow of Kobe, DeMar DeRozan rises

    ESPN "During Last Summer's Olympics, Team USA's basketball players stayed in an ultraluxury cruise ship moored at Rio de Janeiro's Pier Maua. It had extra long beds to accommodate tall people, shiny brass and glass in every room, a pool bar, a card room and white-gloved attendants at the ready. But..." December 05

  • 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 "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