DeMar DeRozan has ended speculation by re-signing with the Toronto Raptors on a five year deal.
Worth over $139 million, the All-Star guard was highly sought after by multiple teams this summer including his hometown franchise, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Although he did meet with the Lakers, DeRozan sees the Raptors as providing the best chance of making a playoff run next season after a visit to the conference finals for the first time.
Selected at ninth overall by Toronto in the 2009 draft, the organisation also prioritised bringing back their top scorer, after impressing with an average of 23.5 points during the 2015/16 season. His ability to get to the charity stripe was only bettered by James Harden and DeMarcus Cousins, with an average of 8.4 free throw attempts per-game.
The free agency moratorium ends on July 7th, marking when DeRozan can officially put pen to paper.