Toronto Raptors Player Profile 2013: DeMar DeRozan
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Is it possible that Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is the most disrespected 15 point career scorer to come into the league in the past five years? You might think that if scoring was the only factor taken into consideration, […]

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TORONTO, CANADA - April 2: Omri Casspi #18 of the Houston Rockets grabs a rebound against the Toronto Raptors on April 2, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

In a strong performance against a Western Conference power, head coach Dwane Casey earned the 100th win of his career with the Toronto Raptors in a 107-103 victory on Wednesday night over the Houston Rockets, and did it minus the […]

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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 30: DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors shoots against the Orlando Magic on March 30, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Throughout all team sports, especially at the professional level, there’s always at least one individual player who acts as the unofficial face of the franchise, and the minute Chris Bosh bolted for south Florida, DeMar DeRozan was forced to become […]

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DeMar DeRozan Raptors

As Toronto residents woke up Sunday morning frantically searching for a hockey-hangover cure, it wouldn’t be long for them to come across the flip-side vibe of its basketball franchise. The Toronto Raptors accomplished their first mission soon after the Rudy Gay system-saving […]

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TORONTO, CANADA - March 28: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors rebounds against the Boston Celtics on March 28, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

There’s no denying that there’s been several key factors that have equally contributed to the emergence of the Toronto Raptors as playoff contenders this season. But aside from DeMar DeRozan‘s development and the December deal that landed the franchise a […]

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CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 25:  Anderson Varejao #17 of the Cleveland Cavaliers battles for rebound position against Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors at The Quicken Loans Arena on March 25, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

After head coach Dwane Casey stressed the importance of getting off to a good start during the pregame shootaround, the Toronto Raptors stumbled out of the gate against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, and learned that when you play with […]

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TORONTO, CANADA - March 23: The Toronto Raptors dance team and mascot perform during halftime in a game against the Atlanta Hawks on March 23, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Around this time of year, NBA teams usually find themselves in one of three situations, and instead of focusing on this June’s NBA Draft or needing a miracle to reach the playoffs, the Toronto Raptors are in the more fortunate […]

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During the course of the 82 game regular season, it’s normal for any team to experiment with various starting lineups, move players in and out of the rotation, and give the younger guys a chance to prove themselves, especially if […]

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 18:  Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the Toronto Raptors stands on the court against the Atlanta Hawks on March 18, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Without the services of injured forwards Jonas Valanciunas and Patrick Patterson and the fact that Amir Johnson was again playing through pain, it was difficult to imagine how exactly the undersized Toronto Raptors were going to escape the ”Big Easy” […]

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