Demar DeRozan has no intention of leaving Toronto Raptors. A place where he now has a home away from home.
The shooting guard agreed a five-year $139 million deal with the raptors. And did not really test the free agent market.
“I am Toronto,” DeRozan said. “Outside of where I’m from, I represent this city harder than anybody. I’ve got so many goals I want to accomplish still; I just can’t wait to put that jersey back on and keep going.”
DeRozan took only one meeting with only one team, and that was the Canadian club that drafted him ninth overall in 2009.
The 6-foot-7 DeRozan averaged a career- and team-best 23.5 points along with 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 35.9 minutes in 78 regular-season games last season. He averaged 20.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 37.3 minutes in 20 postseason games to help lead Toronto to its first Eastern Conference final, in which the Raptors lost to eventual NBA champion Cleveland.