Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan named to All-NBA team

DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has been named third-team All-NBA, the league announced Thursday, capping off what was a career year across the board for the three-time all-star.

DeRozan finished the 2016-17 season fifth in the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game, while also notching career-highs in rebounding (5.2 per game), field goal percentage (46.7), free throws made and attempted (7.4/8.7 per), and Player Efficiency Rating (24).

He began the season on a nearly-unprecedented scoring tear, opening the campaign with the only 40-point performance at a home opener in franchise history. He dropped at least 30 in his first five games of the season— something no player had done since Michael Jordan—  and proceeded to etch his name in the record books in the weeks and months that followed. He was the first Raptor named Player of the Week three times in one season, and is now just the fourth Raptor to ever be named All-NBA, joining Vince Carter (2nd team, 2001), Chris Bosh (2nd team, 2007), and Kyle Lowry (3rd team, 2016).

DeRozan’s career-year came after signing the second-richest contract in NBA history last summer. It is the 27 year-old’s first time being named to an All-NBA team.

Here’s a complete look at the 2016-17 All-NBA teams:

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