DeRozan turned in another star-quality campaign for the Spurs in 2019-20. He appeared in 68 games (all starts) during the pandemic-shortened campaign, posting averages of 22.1 points (good for 18th in the NBA), 5.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals. In the process, the 11-year veteran blew away his previous career high in field-goal percentage, posting a 53.1 percent mark; he also made his free throws at the second-best rate of his career, knocking down 84.5 percent. DeRozan scored 30-plus points on 10 occasions, seven of which came during a particularly high-flying month of January. On Jan. 13, DeRozan was named Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 29.3 points on 62.9 percent shooting with 6.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.0 steals. His high-flying month was capped off by a 36-point, 10-rebound double-double against Chicago on Jan. 27, then a season-high 38 points against the Jazz two nights later. For the season, DeRozan picked up seven double-doubles -- two with points and rebounds, five with points and assists. He was also a regular defensive contributor, recording multiple steals on 20 separate occasions.2018
After spending nine seasons in Toronto, DeRozan joined San Antonio for the 2018-19 campaign and continued to play at a very high level. The veteran averaged over 20 points per game for the sixth-straight season, and he set new career highs with 6.2 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game. His versatility allowed him to notch 12 double-doubles and a single triple-double. DeRozan's average of 21.2 points per game was a notch below teammate LaMarcus Aldridge's mark of 21.3 points per game, and the former led the team with 34.9 minutes per contest. DeRozan also led the Spurs with 17.1 field goal attempts per game, with most of his shots coming from inside the arc. The former USC Trojan notched seven three-point makes on the season, focusing his shot selection within two-point range, from which he shot 49.2 percent. This helped DeRozan serve as an effective mid-range complement to Aldridge in the post. DeRozan also got to the free-throw line plenty, averaging 5.7 attempts per game and shooting 83.0 percent from the charity stripe. Defensively, DeRozan averaged at least a steal per game for the sixth-straight season. He also set a new career high with 36 blocks on the campaign.2017
DeRozan started 80 games for the Toronto Raptors during the 2017-2018 campaign. He averaged 23.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and a career-best 5.2 assists per contest. DeRozan scored a career-high 52 points against Milwaukee on New Year's Day -- in that game, he connected on 17-of-29 shots from the floor, including a perfect 13-of-13 from the foul line. He finished 11th in the NBA in scoring average. DeRozan was named to his third straight (and fourth overall) All-Star team. DeRozan was monstrous during a first-round playoff win over the Washington Wizards, as he averaged 26.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per contest in that series. He scored over 30 points in three of the six games. DeRozan was named Second-Team All-NBA. He also finished eighth in MVP voting.2016
Having already gained a reputation as one of the top swingmen in the game, DeRozan took his performance to another level during the 2016-17 campaign. The 2009 first-round draft pick played in 74 games with Toronto, averaging 35.4 minutes per contest. He began the season with five consecutive games of 30-plus points, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan in 1986 to accomplish the feat. By the end of the campaign, DeRozan racked up seven games of at least 40 points, easily surpassing his total from all of his previous seasons combined. He scored a career-high 43 points against Boston on Feb. 24, adding five rebounds and five assists in the victory. Overall, DeRozan averaged 27.3 points per game on the season, setting a career high and ranking fifth in the NBA. He also grabbed a career-best 5.2 rebounds per contest and dished 3.9 assists per game. DeRozan's outstanding play led to his first ever starting spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star squad as well as his first selection to the All-NBA Third Team. His contributions also helped Toronto earn a postseason berth for the fourth consecutive campaign. In 10 playoff contests, DeRozan posted per-game averages of 22.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals.2015
In his seventh season with Toronto, DeRozan played in 78 games and averaged 35.9 minutes per contest. He averaged a career-best 23.5 points per game, ranking ninth in the NBA. DeRozan also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest. His 44.6 field-goal percentage was his highest mark since his second season, and he shot a career-best 85.0 percent from the charity stripe. The swingman also converted 0.6 three-pointers per game, shooting a career-best 33.8 percent from beyond the arc. DeRozan was awarded for his strong play with his second selection to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. He also earned his first Player of the Week Award in December and was named co-Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January. He scored a season-high 38 points against Portland on March 4, setting an NBA record by making 24 consecutive free throws during the game. He tied his season high with another 38-point game against Miami on March 12, adding 10 rebounds and seven assists in the victory. With DeRozan leading the way, Toronto finished the regular season with a 56-26 record and the second playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. They made a deep run in the playoffs, advancing to the conference finals for the first time in history. DeRozan was solid throughout the postseason, notching five games with at least 30 points and averaging 20.9 points, 4.2 boards and 2.7 assists over 20 total contests.2014
DeRozan managed to play in 60 games for the Raptors in 2014-15, averaging 35.0 minutes per contest. He did face some adversity, however, as a torn left adductor longus tendon limited him to 60 games. The injury knocked him out of action for over six weeks from late November to mid-January. Still, DeRozan was productive when he was on the court, posting per-game averages of 20.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He also notched a career-best mark of 1.2 steals per contest. DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points in a win over Houston on March 30, adding 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. He continued his strong play into April, averaging 23.0 points over seven games. That production earned him the first Player of the Month Award of his career. The swingman helped guide Toronto into the playoffs for the second straight season. He played in all four games during the Raptors' first-round playoff series against Washington. In those contests, DeRozan posted per-game averages of 20.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.5 steals.2013
DeRozan cemented his place as one of the top wingmen in the league with an outstanding 2013-14 campaign. He played in 79 regular-season games for Toronto, ranking fourth in the league with a career-high 38.2 minutes per contest. DeRozan established per-game career highs in multiple categories, including points (22.7), rebounds (4.3), assists (4.0) and steals (1.1). He continued to develop his three-point shot, making a career-best 0.8 treys per game and knocking down a career-high 30.5 percent of his attempts from deep. DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points in a win over Dallas on Jan. 22. He notched the second double-double of his career by dishing out a career-high 12 assists and scoring 36 points against Portland on Feb. 1. DeRozan was rewarded for his strong play with his first selection to the Eastern Conference All-Star squad. He played 15 minutes in the All-Star Game, scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds. DeRozan also got his first taste of the NBA postseason, helping Toronto to a 48-34 record and the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Though the Raptors were eliminated by New Jersey in the first round, DeRozan impressed, posting per-game averages of 23.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals across seven contests.2012
For the second time in his career, DeRozan played in all 82 regular season games for Toronto during the 2012-13 campaign. He started each contest and averaged a career-high 36.7 minutes per game. The 6-foot-6 wingman established a number of additional per-game career highs, including points (18.1), rebounds (3.9) and assists (2.5). DeRozan also increased his free-throw percentage for the fourth straight season, knocking down 83.1 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe. He tied his career high with 37 points against Utah on Nov. 12. Six days later, he grabbed a season-high nine rebounds and scored 20 points in a win over Orlando.2011
DeRozan played in 63 games during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, averaging a career-high 35.0 minutes per contest. He posted per-game averages of 16.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and a career-high 2.0 assists. DeRozan also revealed a new element to his game, knocking down 24 three-pointers after totaling nine treys in his first two seasons combined. The swingman continued to display an excellent stroke at the charity stripe, knocking down 81.0 percent of his free-throw attempts. On Jan. 4, he made a career-high five three-pointers en route to 25 points in a win over Cleveland. DeRozan scored a season-best 30 points in a win over the Knicks on Mar. 23.2010
DeRozan's role grew considerably in his second NBA season. The wingman started each of Toronto's 82 regular-season games, averaging 34.8 minutes per contest. He doubled his scoring average to 17.2 points per game while also increasing his per-game averages in rebounds (3.8), assists (1.8) and steals (1.0). DeRozan again proved to be a reliable shooter, making 46.7 percent of his field-goal attempts and 81.3 percent of his free-throw tries. The 6-foot-6 guard scored a career-high 37 points against Houston on Dec. 31. On Apr. 5 he collected his first career double-double with a 36-point, 10-rebound performance against the Knicks. DeRozan also participated in two events during All-Star Weekend. He finished third in the Slam Dunk Contest and tallied 14 points, four assists and three steals for the sophomore squad in the Rising Stars Challenge.2009
DeRozan was drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the ninth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played in 77 games during his rookie season, making 65 starts and averaging 21.6 minutes per contest. DeRozan posted per-game averages of 8.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in his inaugural campaign. He showed a good touch from both the field and the charity stripe, making 49.8 percent of his field-goal tries and 76.3 percent of his free-throw attempts. DeRozan notched season highs with 24 points and nine rebounds in the final game of the regular season. He also competed in the Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend, finishing in second place.
June 25, 2009Drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2009Signed a two-year rookie contract with the Raptors that included club options for 2011-12 and 2012-13 (which were both picked up).
October 31, 2012Signed a four-year contract extension with the Toronto Raptors.
July 14, 2016Declined a 2016-17 player option on his previous contract, but re-signed with the Raptors on a five-year deal.
July 18, 2018Traded by the Toronto Raptors with Jakob Poltl and a 2019 1st round draft pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and cash.