DeMar DeRozan: Bryan Colangelo Confirms Toronto Raptor Is Not on Trade Block

Raju Byfield@@raptorcityAnalyst IIIJune 9, 2011

Bryan Colangelo has confirmed that DeMar DeRozan is not on the trading block.
Bryan Colangelo has confirmed that DeMar DeRozan is not on the trading block.Jeff Gross/Getty Images

As asserted here, DeMar DeRozan is not on the trade block, despite the speculative conjecture of Hoopsworld’s Bill Ingram.

Here are Bryan Colangelo’s comments as reported by Draft Express:

Colangelo did say he’s “definitely exploring acquiring another top-10 pick,” but maintains that DeRozan “won’t be part of any package.”

and

Colangelo says there’s “no truth at all” to rumor he offered DeMar DeRozan for the #2 pick. “DeMar has never been part of any conversation.”

As we maintained when this rumor broke, Bryan Colangelo is not stupid enough to deal DeRozan for Williams.

Again, what we should have all taken from the rumor is that the Toronto Raptors are the front runners for the second overall pick, not that Bill Ingram thought DeRozan would make sense in a package for the No. 2.

I am glad this has been all cleared up because Raptors fans all over the world had become really concerned.

This article and other offseason Raptors talk can be found on Raptors Digest.

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