DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 2 days ago

DeRozan (groin) returned to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring 16 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes during a win over the Hornets.

The fact that DeRozan didn't get to the free throw line indicates he may not have been going full tilt in the Raptors' final regular season game, but it looks like he'll be healthy heading into the playoffs.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 2 days ago

DeRozan (groin) will play Wednesday against the Hornets, Eric Smith of SportsNet reports.

DeRozan sat out Tuesday due to a sore groin but will return Wednesday as the Raptors look to capture the third spot in the East. Since they hold the tiebreaker with Chicago, they'll need a Bulls loss, coupled with a win of their own, to have a chance to move up.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 days ago

DeRozan (groin) expects to play Wednesday against the Hornets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.

DeRozan sat out of Tuesday's game with a sore groin, but it appears the issue was relatively minor. His move into the starting lineup would likely bump Greivis Vasquez back to the bench if he indeed suits up as expected.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 days ago

DeRozan missed Tuesday's game with a sore groin, TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg reports.

The Raptors said DeRozan probably could have played Tuesday if it were a playoff game, but naturally with a playoff spot in hand and the regular season a day from being over, they played it safe. Consider DeRozan highly questionable for Wednesday's game.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 days ago

DeRozan (rest) will not play in Tuesday's game, the Toronto Sun's Mike Ganter reports.

This is a bit of a surprise move, as DeRozan is believed to be healthy. However, it is the first game of a back-to-back to end the season, so it's about that time to rest up and get ready for the playoffs. Greivis Vasquez will get the start at shooting guard Tuesday and DeRozan should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 1 week ago

DeRozan posted 29 points, three rebounds, and five assists in 37 minutes of action Friday against the Magic.

DeRozan is averaging 25.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, ad 5.2 assists over the last five games. It appears he's having a mini-hot streak, and owners can certainly ride his heightened production to close the year.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 1 week ago

DeRozan scored 18 points (6-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT) with seven assists, three blocks and two rebounds in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Hornets.

The blocks were a nice surprise, but DeRozan has been a much more well-rounded fantasy asset since Kyle Lowry (back) was forced out of the lineup, averaging 24.0 points, 5.1 boards, 4.9 assists and 0.9 steals over his last seven games. Expect that level of production to continue right through the rest of the regular season.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 2 weeks ago

DeRozan posted 38 points (14-25 FG, 10-12 FT), three rebounds, and one rebound over 43 minutes during Saturday's overtime loss to Boston.

DeRozan's six turnovers detracted from what was an otherwise excellent outing. Outside of a 1-for-10 performance against the Lakers, DeRozan has been shooting at a high percentage of late. Over his last four games, DeRozan has shot 52 percent from the floor on an average of 21 field goal attempts. He should continue to be Toronto's top option on offense as long as Kyle Lowry (back) is sidelined.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 2 weeks ago

DeRozan provided 27 points (10-20 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), eight rebounds, and eight assists in 41 minutes in the loss to the Nets on Friday.

DeRozan has hit at least half of his field goals in his last three games and has attempted 8.4 free throws (hitting 78.6 percent) in his last five. He is ending his injury-interrupted season on an upswing.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 weeks ago

DeRozan exploded for 42 points (14-27 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 12-17 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 41 minutes Monday against the Rockets.

DeRozan out dueled James Harden Monday and played at least 41 minutes for the third time in his last four games. The Raptors are battling for playoff seeding, so expect DeRozan to continue to carry the offensive load down the stretch.