No surprise here, but DeMar DeRozan will be announced as an All-Star reserve later tonight. Usually a few hours prior a leak occurs, and this year was no different.
BREAKING! #NBA #AllStarGameReserves A. Drummond, P. Milsap, C. Bosh, J. Butler, I. Thomas, D. Derozan & J. Wall For the #East
— Carron J. Phillips (@carronJphillips) January 28, 2016
DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors is once again an Eastern Conference All-Star, joining his teammate Kyle Lowry in the All-Star game in Toronto.
After not making last year’s All-Star team due to injury, DeRozan has improved his game to once again be recognized by the NBA coaches as one of the best in the game. DeRozan has been playing like a superstar for the past couple of months, and has propelled the Raps to 2nd in the Eastern Conference. This season he’s producing the best numbers of his career, averaging 23 points (second amongst shooting guards), 4.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and a steal a game.
Not known as the greatest outside threat, DeRozan has reached new levels this season when it comes to attacking the rim for points. Because of his ferocious style of play, he leads the league in drives to the basket with 11.8 a game, and is third in the NBA in free throw attempts with 8.1 a contest.
This will be the first year the Raptors will have two All-Stars selected (Antonio Davis made it as a replacement with Vince one year) – fitting since this is the first ever game in Toronto.