DeMar DeRozan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cryptic Instagram post inspires concern about DeMar DeRozan

    Yardbarker "DeMar DeRozan earlier this year exhibited tremendous courage by opening up about struggles with depression and mental health issues. Now a cryptic Instagram story posted by the Toronto Raptors superstar has inspired some concern among the team’s fans. The Toronto Raptors star,..." May 22

  • Report: Raptors Explored DeMar DeRozan Trades Before Season

    SLAM Online "The Toronto Raptors “quietly explored” trades involving DeMar DeRozan last offseason, according to the NYT‘s Marc Stein. DeRozan, 28, has two years (and $55.5 million) left on his deal with Toronto before he can opt-out. " May 15

  • DeMar DeRozan: ‘Maybe [Cavs] Just Got Our Number’

    SLAM Online "For the third consecutive year, LeBron James and the Cavaliers ended Toronto’s season. Cleveland swept the Raptors with a 128-93 Game 4 win, and DeMar DeRozan conceded that the Cavs may have their number. James finished with 29 points and 11 assists to cap a remarkable series." May 08

  • DeRozan a symbol of limbo the Raptors seem trapped in

    Sportsnet "It’s stunning when you step back and think about it. Imagine for a moment a universe where LeBron James wasn’t on the floor late in a playoff game for Cleveland or Steph Curry for Golden State or James Harden for Houston or Al Horford for Boston or, heck, Bradley Beal for Washington. Go down..." May 06

  • DeRozan sits 4th quarter in Raptors' Game 3 loss: 'It was extremely hard'

    SI "As LeBron James pushed Toronto to the brink with a breathtaking buzzer beater, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was relegated to life as a helpless bystander. The Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 105-103 at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. James..." May 06

  • Raptors' DeRozan, Valanciunas sitting out Sunday vs. Magic

    Sportsnet "DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas will rest for the final home game of the Toronto Raptors regular season to be played against the Orlando Magic, according to Eric Koreen of The Athletic. The Raptors have already clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference but have yet to find out who..." April 08

  • Raptors’ DeRozan: ‘As long as we win, that’s all I care about’

    Sportsnet "Do you remember the last time DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points in a game? It was nearly a month ago, on March 7, when the 28-year-old went off for 42 against the Pistons in Detroit. He’s played 10 games since and is averaging just 19.2 points per night. In fact, he’s surpassed 30 points in a game..." March 30

  • DeRozan believes the Raptors can win it all

    Yardbarker "For the Toronto Raptors, the sky is the limit. But if you ask DeMar DeRozan, genuine belief exists. And he believes the Raptors can win the title. “Yes. If we didn’t think so, there’s no reason to be in this line of work. So, we definitely believe so.” His head coach, Dwane Casey, echoes..." March 21

  • Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (thigh) misses game for first time this season

    ESPN "All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors will miss Tuesday night's game against the Magic in Orlando because of a left thigh contusion. It's the first game DeRozan has missed all season. DeRozan is averaging 23.7 points, 5.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. " March 20

  • DeRozan, Ibaka and Casey ejected in Raptors’ loss

    Yardbarker "While the Toronto Raptors saw their 11-game winning streak end Sunday, that’s not all that happened. Not only did Russell Westbrook and OKC hold them off, but DeMar DeRozan, Serge Ibaka and head coach Dwane Casey saw themselves ejected. So, how did this come about? Late non-calls down the..." March 18

  • Raptors Pitched DeMar DeRozan On Shooting More Three-Pointers

    Real GM Basketball "Bobby Webster and the Toronto Raptors three highest ranked coaches were called into the office of Masai Ujiri on December 19th before summoning in DeMar DeRozan. "I didn't know what the hell was going on," DeRozan recalls. "I thought, 'S---, I know I can't be traded.' It was like I was being..." March 13

  • DeMar DeRozan on inspiring Kevin Love: 'Made me feel pretty damn good'

    ESPN "Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan said Tuesday night he is proud his acknowledgement that he suffers from depression helped Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love open up about his own mental health issues. In an essay published on The Players' Tribune on Tuesday, Love talked about..." March 07

  • DeRozan Continues to Speak About Depression

    The Sports Post "DeMar DeRozan doesn’t want others to be afraid of their depression. But most importantly, he doesn’t want them to feel alone. And he’s going to keep speaking about it. “We all go through stuff. You can’t name nobody that don’t go through something. Just because we’re successful or on TV don’t..." March 03

  • Raptors’ DeRozan hopes honest talk on depression helps others

    Toronto Star "They appear to be invincible, professional athletes do, with so much money, so much fame, so many people to help with everything — a first-class life, everything taken care of. And then the difficult, lonely moments hit — maybe in the middle of the night, or maybe just out of nowhere — and they..." February 26

  • Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan shares secret to career season: Not giving a f---

    CBS Sports "DeMar DeRozan is five chapters into Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***. The self-help book posits that the secret to improving your life is not relentless positivity, but rather … well, you read the title. This might seem like an odd choice for the Toronto Raptors guard...." February 01

  • DeRozan fined $15K for criticizing officials

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his public criticism of officials following Toronto’s loss to the Golden State Warriors Saturday. DeRozan and the Raptors were subject to some controversial calls and non-calls down the stretch against the Warriors,..." January 16

  • DeMar DeRozan is latest star player to complain about officiating this season

    CBS Sports "DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors had an incredible comeback against the Warriors on Saturday night after they fell behind 81-54 in the first half. DeRozan scored 42 points and Toronto was right in it at the end of the game. However, some calls didn't go its way and a few shots fell short. The..." January 14

  • DeMar DeRozan didn't speak 'a word' to Kyle Lowry his first season in Toronto

    Sporting News "DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry form a dynamic partnership in the Raptors' backcourt, both earning All-Star nods the last two seasons. But it wasn't always easy sledding for the two guards. Speaking on ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast, DeRozan said his first year with Lowry in Toronto was..." January 08

  • DeMar DeRozan Was Ready To Request A Trade If Kyle Lowry Was Dealt To New York In 2013

    Uproxx "The Toronto Raptors have appeared in the playoffs for four consecutive seasons. This year, it looks like the team will make it five in a row, as they currently sit in the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors have found that success thanks to their backcourt duo of Kyle Lowry and..." January 08

  • DeRozan ‘making a strong case’ as best player in Raptors history

    Sportsnet "When it comes to any discussion or debate surrounding the Raptors all-time anything, the first name you’ll hear is inevitably Vince Carter. (Unless, of course, it’s the all-time greatest contract run. Mike James has that one locked down). And for good reason. Carter was the franchise’s first..." January 04

  • DeMar DeRozan goes off for franchise-record 52 points

    Fanrag Sports "Having scored 30 points or more in eight games this season, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan did something he had never done before in his career Monday night. DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points, the final two coming on a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining in overtime, as..." January 02

  • DeMar DeRozan: ‘No excuse’ for Raptors not to play on Christmas

    Pro Basketball Talk "Seven NBA teams have won more than 60% of their games over the last five years – Warriors, Spurs, Rockets, Clippers, Raptors, Thunder and Cavaliers. Six of those seven teams have had at least three Christmas games in that span. The lone exception: Toronto, which played its only Christmas game..." December 24

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