Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Emotional Return Expected When DeRozan and Spurs Visit Raptors in February

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Emotional Return Expected When DeRozan and Spurs Visit Raptors in February

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DeRozan returns to Toronto in February

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TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan will make an emotional return to the arena he called home for nine years when the San Antonio Spurs take on the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Feb. 22.

The Raptors announced their 2018-19 schedule on Friday, and anticipation is expected to be high for DeRozan's first appearance in Toronto since the Raptors traded him to the Spurs last month.

DeRozan was a four-time all-star and fan favourite in Toronto, but was sent to Texas in the trade that brought star forward Kawhi Leonard north in the aftermath of another disappointing playoff exit.

Former head coach Dwane Casey, another Raptors off-season casualty, makes his return to Toronto Nov. 14. He'll be coaching from the visitor's bench with the Detroit Pistons. …

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