DeMar DeRozan is of course a desirable player of The Toronto Raptors. However, he has been the subject of recent NBA trade rumors that he is not exactly a franchise player. Is the player out of the basketball team? Read on to know more details.
According to YIBADA, the trade rumors about the former USC Trojan is still sparking even though there is disagreement from the player as well as the team. In fact, “The DeRozan rumors are 100 percent fan driven,” reported the source.
Moreover, the sources close to The Toronto Raptors revealed that the team have not encouraged any rumors related to DeRozan. Indeed, they even admitted that the player has been a “central and core figure” for hiring free agents. Moreover, DeRozan is considered as a “leader in the offseason.”
According to the statements of The Toronto Raptors and the reports, it seems that the team is definitely planning to keep DeMar DeRozan as there is obviously good reason for that. Actually, DeRozan has a score that continues to increase, as well as his games have improved immensely since he started his started his career. Indeed, now he has gained confidence in himself, and in fact people have started noticing his game with interest.
The source also reported that the Raptors should be prepared to pay DeMar DeRozan more, even though they do not need him to be a max player. Possibly, The Toronto Raptors does not want DeRozan “to be like Carter or Bosh.”
DeAndre Jordan of Los Angeles Clippers, an elite shotblocker and rebounder, is often expected to be taken off the floor by the team. Is Jordan better than DeRozan?
However, the Toronto Raptors still consider that DeMar DeRozan has positive aspect even though not a franchise player. Hence, the team would believe in keeping the player with them despite of all the NBA trade rumors.
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