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DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan
Position: G-F
Born: 08/07/89
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $9,500,000
At the podium, DeRozan didn’t shy away from the stakes. “It means everything for us to advance,” he said. “The season will be a failure if we don’t make it out of the first round.” He laughed, though, when he was asked how he expects the Raptors to respond. Despite another letdown, he and Lowry both insisted it’s easy to stay positive. “[We will] respond like we’re supposed to,” DeRozan said. “Simple as that, man. We got an opportunity. That’s it, man. We love to play this game, everybody loves the game of basketball. You can’t make it seem like it’s a funeral. It’s a chance for us to go out there and compete at the highest level, what we love to do, and it’s an opportunity for us to do it on our home court.”
Certainly, as much as Casey is encouraging better, smarter passes from his stars, there are other voices suggesting they should mostly keep doing what they’re doing. “My thing is (as an all-star) you’ve just got to find a way to get to 20 points,” said Jerry Stackhouse, the Raptors assistant coach who, as an all-star himself, was never shy about jacking it up. “It doesn’t matter if you’re 5-for-10 or 5-for-25. You get 20 points on the board, that’s what stars got to do for your team. You’re getting so much attention, it should make it easier for your other role players.”