DeMar DeRozan is an American professional basketball player who plays as a shooting Guard for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. He is currently playing his 13th season and has been a Five-time NBA All-star and three times a member of the NBA All-Team. He played nine seasons with the Toronto Raptors, including five playoff campaigns then he moved to the spurs in the summer of 2018 and the Bulls in 2021. He was chosen by the Toronto Raptors with the 9th overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. He is considered the best Mid-Range Shooter in the league.
DeRozan played high school basketball for the Trojans at USC while attending Compton High School. He received the McDonald's All-American and First Team Parade All-American honors for the 2008 campaign.
DeRozan went to the USC Trojans to play college basketball Before joining the NBA. He is well known for his mid-range shooting, and many people believe that he is the NBA's best mid-range shooter right now. DeRozan scored double digits for the Trojans in 28 of the 35 games he played as a sophomore. As well as being chosen to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, he won the Pac-10 Tournament.
He has been an NBA All-Star five times, and in 2018 and 2022, he was chosen to the All-NBA Second Team and the All-NBA Third Team, respectively.
The Toronto Raptors selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. The 2013–14 campaign was a breakthrough one. He scored a career-high 22.7 points per game and added 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists.
DeRozan additionally contributed to the Raptors' first Atlantic Division championship in seven years. He contributed 23.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game as the Raptors fell to the Brooklyn Nets in a seven-game series during the playoffs. DeRozan averaged 20.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game in the 2016 NBA Playoffs, helping the Raptors advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time.
DeRozan became just the second player to accomplish this feat since Michael Jordan did it in 1987–88 during the 2016–17 season when he scored 30 or more points in nine of the first 11 games. His season-ending averages of 27.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.1 steals per game were all career highs for him. After Vince Carter's 27.6 average during the 2000–01 season, his 27.3 average was the second-highest in the history of the team. He averaged 22.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game in 10 playoff games.
DeRozan set a franchise mark with 52 points in the 2017–18 season, which helped the Toronto Raptors defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 131–127 in overtime. DeRozan equaled his postseason career-high 37 points against the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. He played in 10 postseason games, averaging 22.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4 assists as the Toronto Raptors were swept by LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers. DeRozan was selected to the NBA All-NBA team twice while playing for the Raptors and was named an All-Star four times.
On July 18, 2018, In exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, DeRozan was moved to the San Antonio Spurs in 2018 along with Jakob Pöltl and a protected first-round draft pick in 2019. He will receive $27,739,975 in salary for both the NBA seasons of 2019–20 and 2020–21. He was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he is the second-highest-paid player, in a sign-and-trade.
|5*NBA All-star||2014,2016-2018,2022||Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls|
|2*All NBA second team||2018,2022||Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls|
|All NBA Third team||2017||Toronto Raptors|
|Pac-10 tournament MVP||2009||USC Trojans|
In the 2013 season, DeRozan scored 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists and became the first Raptor player since Vince Carter to score 30 points in multiple playoff games.
In the same 2013 season, he was named the Eastern Conference player of the month. Being the only player in the team's history to receive Player of the Month recognition.
In the 2015 season, He became the first Raptor since Chris Bosh to reach 15 points in eight straight games to start the season.
He played a 38 points season-high game against the Portland Trail Blazers and made 24 straight free throws in the game thus, setting an NBA record.
DeRozan started the season with three straight 30-point performances, becoming the first-ever Raptor player since Michael Jordan who played 30 points in six consecutive games in the 1986-1987 season.
DeRozan became the first NBA player since Jordan in 1987–88 to have nine 30-point outings in his team's first 11 games.
DeMar became the second player in team history to reach the milestone of scoring 2,000 points in a season. Carter scored 2,107 points in 1999-2000.
In addition, he joined Terrence Ross and Vince Carter as the only players in Raptors history to score 50 or more points in a single contest.
He became just the 50th NBA player to score 20,000 points in his career. And was the only player in NBA History to record two consecutive buzzer-beaters that led to the win.
American basketball player DeMar DeRozan was born on August 7th, 1989. He is an NBA player for the Chicago Bulls and has an estimated Net worth of $23 million. DeRozan agreed to the Raptors' rookie scale contract. In the trade that delivered Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, he was moved to the San Antonio Spurs. DeRozan agreed to a three-year, $82 million contract with the Chicago Bulls. His remuneration for the 2022–23 campaign is $27.3 million.
The Five times NBA All-Star for the Chicago Bulls, DeRozan agreed to the Raptors' rookie scale deal in 2009. In the deal, Kawhi Leonard was delivered to the Raptors, and he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs. DeRozan renewed his contract with the Raptors in 2016, for a five-year, $139 million agreement. After being moved, DeRozan was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he is the second-highest paid player, in a sign-and-trade and signed a three-year, $82 million contract with the Chicago Bulls in 2021. He will make $27.3 million in pay for the 2022–23 season.
DeMar DeRozan has been an NBA All-Star five times, and in 2018 and 2022, he was chosen to the All-NBA Second Team and the All-NBA Third Team. He also comes under the 100 Best paid athletes in the world. Although, He earns a majority of his income from in-game earnings but also endorses some big brands. He got a contract in 2018 to serve as Nike's ambassador. He also drives a Mercedes Benz G63 and is a Gatorade endorser.
DeRozan was born to Frank and Diane. When DeRozan was a young child, his mother suffered from lupus disease; thus, he later started a campaign in Canada and started educating people about the particular disease. After fighting health concerns, DeRozan's father Frank DeRozan also passed away in February 2021. DeMar is married to Kaira and they both together have two daughters Elder Diar and younger Mari. They both were College sweethearts and they both started liking each other as they share the same interest Basketball decided to be together and started dating.
DeMar DeRozan is Married to Kiara Morrison. She is a Social Media influencer and used to post a lot on Instagram showing her lifestyle, especially her entering videos. Kiara was brought up in Morocco, an African Country then she later attended the University of California and graduated there. Kaira's father was also a Professional Basketball Player and that's why she loves to watch Basketball. They both went to the University of Southern California in 2009. Due to their similar love of basketball, the two decided to get together. Together DeMar and Kaira have two children. Their first daughter Diar and second daughter Mari were born in the years 2013 and 2016, respectively.
DeMar DeRozan is an American Shooting Guard for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA and is greatly known for his Mid-range Shooting Ability. DeMar DeRozan has supported Kobe since he was a small child, so it is not surprising that he has continued to wear Kobe's clothing. DeRozan most frequently wore the Kobe 5 Protros during the Orlando bubble, switching to the Kobe 6 Protros for the 2020–21 season. Also, DeMar debuted new throwback silhouettes like the Kobe 1 Protro and the Kobe 360 and was first among NBA players.
DeMar DeRozan also had several tattoos done. He has a large Joker tattoo on his right bicep that reads, "Before you judge me, make sure you're perfect." On his lower right forearm, He also inked his late grandma Barbara, who he claims was his biggest supporter before he even made it to the NBA. Moreover also tattooed his mother Diane and the words Loyalty, Love, and Respect on his Hand. And added his Father's tattoos on his shoulder. Montages of his life in general and his hometown of Compton are present across his entire left sleeve.