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DeMar DeRozan interview

 
Celtics sign Brodric Thomas to two-way contract
Raptors waive forward Ishmail Wainright
Memphis Grizzlies waive Kris Dunn, David Stockton and Matthew Hurt
OKC Thunder waive Mamadi Diakite, Justin Jaworski and Oliver Sarr
Trail Blazers waive Patrick Patterson, Marquese Chriss and Quinn Cook
Timberwolves waive forward Vince Edwards
Orlando Magic waive Admiral Schofield, B.J. Johnson, Jeff Dowtin and Hassani Gravett
Utah Jazz waive forward Nino Johnson
Mavericks waive Justin Jackson and EJ Onu
Sacramento Kings exercise contract option on Tyrese Haliburton
Dallas Mavericks sign Justin Jackson and E.J. Onu
Dallas Mavericks waive Carlik Jones, Feron Hunt and Tyrell Terry
Miami Heat waive DJ Stewart, Javonte Smart, Micah Potter and Dru Smith
Rockets sign Daishen Nix, waive Marcus Foster
Atlanta Hawks exercise contract options on De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and Onyeka Okongwu
Timberwolves waive Brian Bowen II, Chris Silva, Matt Lewis and Isaiah Miller
Grizzlies sign David Stockton, waive Ahmad Caver
Kings waive forward Emanuel Terry
Timberwolves sign forward Vince Edwards
Lakers waive Joel Ayayi, Chaundee Brown Jr., Cameron Oliver and Trevelin Queen
Pelicans waive John Petty Jr.
Utah Jazz sign forward Nino Johnson
Utah Jazz waive Derrick Alston Jr., Marques Bolden and MaCio Teague
Charlotte Hornets waive Jalen Crutcher and Cameron McGriff
Rockets sign Armoni Brooks and Marcus Foster, waive Tyler Bey
Grizzlies sign Ahmad Caver and Matthew Hurt, waive Sean McDermott and Romeo Weems
Lakers waive guard Mac McClung




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| Mar. 24, 2010

DeMar DeRozan interviewWhile looking at rookie sleepers in the NBA, it's worth pointing out the solid play of Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. Averaging 8.5 points and 3.0 rebounds with 47.7% FG shooting on a team that currently 8th in the Eastern conference, the best is yet to come from this super athlete who has started all 64 of his games this season.

Randy Zellea of InsideHoops.com recently met down with DeRozan to talk about his rookie year, what player he looked up to, his All-Star Weekend experience and more.

InsideHoops.com: What have you learned during your rookie season?

DeRozan: I think the chance of being able to play as a rookie. I am honored to be in the situation I am in and to be able to start on a very good basketball team. There are a lot of great players on this team and I am thankful for the opportunity.

InsideHoops.com: What is the major difference between pros and college?

DeRozan: It's different especially game-wise. Playing as many games as we do, that’s what the major difference is to me. The transition from twice a week to four times a week is a major transition.

InsideHoops.com: Did you enjoy the All-Star Weekend?

DeRozan: It was a great to be a part of it. I remember being a kid always watching All-Star Weekend, now being a part of it is very special. Not everyone has that opportunity and I am honored to have it.

InsideHoops.com: Who did you admire growing up?

DeRozan: When I was younger I was a big Jordan fan. When I was a little younger I enjoyed watching Kobe Bryant. I was a teenager when Kobe broke in and always admired his game.

InsideHoops.com: Do you have a favorite basketball memory?

DeRozan: I grew up being a huge Lakers fan. They won three straight championships when I was younger. I always found myself lucky that I was able to watch and now play against some of those same guys.

InsideHoops.com: Are you following the NCAA Tournament this season?

DeRozan: This was tough year for the tournament. I decided not to participate in any brackets this season because of all the possible upsets. I think there might be a few more. I just hope to see a good tournament.

InsideHoops.com: What do you have to work on to see more time on the court?

DeRozan: I just have to continue to work and improve on my game. As long as I keep doing that, positive things will happen and no goal will be difficult in my eyes.


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