We’re speculating here, but we doubt that many other teams really stood a chance in acquiring restricted free agent, DeMar DeRozan. Sam Amick of USA Today had the news first: the Raptors have reached an agreement to bring their All-Star shooting guard back for another half decade.
Details are not confirmed yet and we have no idea if the whole thing is guaranteed, or — like his backcourt mate, Kyle Lowry, he has a player option in the final year — but Shams Charania of The Vertical confirmed Amick’s report and added that the five-year deal would total $139 million (which is around $27.8 million per year)
Because DeMar just finished his seventh season in the league, a max deal would be 30 percent of the projected $94 million cap for 2016-17, which over the length of the deal projects to be over $150 million, so it’s a little bit less than the maximum allowable under the current collective bargaining agreement.
Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca offered up an amount that was slightly less: