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Get To Know: Chicago Bulls guard DeMar DeRozan


DeMar DeRozan is off to a hot start in his new home in Chicago.

DeRozan is averaging 25.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and an incredible 41.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Bulls are off to an exceptional start to the season and DeRozan and his team are the talk of the NBA.

DeRozan is the subject of our Get to Know this month.

Get to Know: DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan was drafted with the ninth pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors.

DeRozan spent nine seasons with the Raptors and still holds 10 different franchise records including most points and games played.

Most Points in Toronto Raptors history
1 DeMar DeRozan 13296
2 Kyle Lowry 10540
3 Chris Bosh 10275
4 Vince Carter 9420
5 Andrea Bargnani 6581
6 Morris Peterson 6498
7 Jonas Valančiūnas 5524
8 José Calderón 5235
9 Pascal Siakam 4739
10 Doug Christie 4448

During his time in Toronto, DeRozan earned a spot in four NBA All-Star Games appearing in the 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 versions of the game.

DeRozan made All-NBA twice in his time in Toronto (2017, 2018) an honour reserved for the best players in the league each year.

After his time in Toronto, DeRozan spent three seasons with the Spurs playing under legendary head coach Gregg Popovich. In San Antonio, Derozan was able to showcase a different side of his game, averaging 6.9 assists per game in his final season. He announced to the basketball world that he wasn't just a scorer, he could be a great playmaker as well.

DeRozan has had many great moments in the NBA, but he's also seen success playing for his national team. DeRozan represented the United States at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain and again at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro helping the U.S. win Gold in both competitions.

Even though this is year 12 for the 32-year-old DeRozan, he's proving that there's still plenty of basketball left for the kid from Compton, CA.

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