TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan knew he was never going to leave Toronto, his home away from home.
The All-Star shooting guard re-signed with the Raptors, agreeing to a reported $139 million, five-year deal Thursday without really testing the free-agent market.
''I am Toronto,'' DeRozan said. ''Outside of where I'm from, I represent this city harder than anybody. I've got so many goals I want to accomplish still, I just can't wait to put that jersey back on and keep going.''
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DeRozan took only one meeting with only one team, amd that was the Canadian club that drafted him ninth overall in 2009.
The 6-foot-7 DeRozan averaged a career- and team-best 23.5 points along with 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 35.9 minutes in 78 regular-season games last season. He averaged 20.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 37.3 minutes in 20 postseason games to help lead Toronto to its first- Eastern Conference final, where the Raptors lost to eventual NBA champion Cleveland.
The Raptors also confirmed the signing of free-agent forward Jared Sullinger. He averaged 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 81 games with Boston last season.