DeMar DeRozan has agreed to a five-year, $139 million-plus deal with Toronto, sources tell The Vertical.
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DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors have agreed to a five-year/$139 million-plus deal in the opening hours of free agency. The Raptors were the only team to meet with DeRozan, and are the only ones able to offer him this long of a contract, because of his seven-year NBA career that started in Toronto.
A two-time All-Star, DeRozan has been one of the best players in Raptors franchise history- helping them reach their first ever Conference Finals in the 2016 playoffs. DeRozan averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4 assists this year on his way to leading the Raptors, along side Kyle Lowry, to their best season (56-26) in franchise history.
With DeRozan taking a discount of around $13 million, it’ll help general manager Masai Ujiri answer the Raptors’ next big free agency decision, Bismack Biyombo.
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