5 reason why Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan will get paid in 2016

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DeMar Derozan will likely be entering free agency in the summer of 2016 as he is expected to opt-out of his rookie extension. Much talk is if he deserves a maximum contract in the NBA or not. Here are the best reasons why he will earn a maximum sized contract.

When DeMar DeRozan signed his rookie extension in 2012 for roughly 10 million a year, there was a big fuss about him being overpaid and undeserving of his new big contract. After an all-star year and helping lead the Toronto Raptors to two straight playoff appearances, he made the contract look like a steal through hard work and determination.

This summer he will likely become a free agent and it is reported he is looking for a 20+ million dollar deal per year. While DeRozan is enjoying his best season in a contract year, it is clear he will be paid for his production, and here is why.

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