DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 2 months ago

DeRozan recorded averages of 20.1 points (41% FG, 28% 3Pt, 83% FT), 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 35 minutes per game during 60 regular season games in 2014-15.

DeRozan missed the entire month of December with a groin injury, and the six-year veteran is owed $19 million over the next two seasons. In four playoff games he averaged 20.3 points (40% FG, 38% 3Pt, 82% FT), 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.5 steals in 40 minutes per game.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 months ago

DeRozan posted 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals in 34 minutes of action in Game 4 against the Wizards.

DeRozan put up a solid performance Sunday, but unfortunately the Wizards' win capped a 4-0 sweep of the Raptors, thus putting an end to DeRozan's 2015 season. DeRozan finished with averages of 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.5 steals for the series. He's one of his best seasons so far -- 20.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.2 steals for the regular season -- and he'll likely move onto next season with that kind of momentum as one of the Raptors' primary offensive options.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 months ago

DeRozan posted 32 points, six rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 41 minutes of action in Game 3's loss to the Wizards.

DeRozan caught fire, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to help the Raptors rack up their first win in the series. Down 0-3 to the Wizards, DeRozan will need to continue to play well for the Raptors to have a chance at a win in Game 4.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 months ago

DeRozan led the Raptors with 11 rebounds and six assists in 43 minutes during Saturday's Game 1 overtime loss to the Wizards.

DeRozan scored 15 points on 6-of-20 shooting and was only able to get to the free-throw line five times, two shy of his season average. With Kyle Lowry struggling before fouling out, DeRozan was forced into plenty of jumpers while carrying the offense.

DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 4 months 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.