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Raptors news: DeMar DeRozan can’t see himself skipping on All-Star Game

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan is an accomplished NBA player. He is a 3-time NBA All-Star, and he is the face of the Toronto Raptors franchise. On Thursday afternoon, DeRozan was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. When asked if DeRozan would ever skip an All-Star game, he quickly shot down the possibility, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports.

Asked DeMar if he could ever imagine, later in career, preferring to skip ASG: “No because there will come a time where I will be right back where I was when I was a kid, just sitting & watching with no other option. As long as I’m playing, if I can be apart of it, I want to be”

This was an interesting question. It isn’t common for players to skip out on the All-Star game, even late in their careers. Just being selected is an honor for any player, so DeRozan gave a pretty typical response. However, with the way DeRozan has been playing lately, he is bound to accumulate many All-Star selections in his career. DeRozan is currently averaging 25.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. He is steadily becoming one of the best guards in the Eastern Conference, so it’s no surprise that he will start for this year’s All-Star Game.

Apparently, DeRozan is honored to be where he is, and will continue to play in the All-Star game as long as he is selected. Hopefully, this isn’t DeRozan’s last selection and that he can represent the Raptors well in Los Angeles.