Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors' DeRozan Unhappy Again at SI Rating despite Jumping 10 Places to No. 36

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors' DeRozan Unhappy Again at SI Rating despite Jumping 10 Places to No. 36

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DeMar DeRozan unhappy again at SI rating

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TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan appears unimpressed after climbing 10 places to No. 36 in Sports Illustrated's annual NBA player ratings.

The Toronto Raptors star reacted to the ranking with a tweet Tuesday that said "F SI...#ProveEm." We're guessing the F was not short for fiddlesticks.

He had a similar reaction last year at SI's No. 46 ranking, tweeting "FOH 46" and "ProveEM."

DeRozan did just that, earning NBA all-star status while ranking fifth in scoring at 27.3 points a game during the regular season.

Sports Illustrated had him at No. 61 in 2015-16.

This season, SI has DeRozan sandwiched between New York's Carmelo Anthony and Milwaukee's Khris Middleton.

"Every year we relitigate the case of DeMar DeRozan, perhaps the league's most polarizing player," the magazine wrote. …

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