Apr 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) dribbles the ball against Chicago Bulls small forward Jimmy Butler (21) during the first half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Trade interest in DeMar DeRozan high, but Toronto Raptors not open to move?

The Toronto Raptors, complete with a front office overhaul are looking to field a competitive roster in a short handful of seasons. One player who could help them do just that is swingman DeMar DeRozan.

DeRozan certainly has his warts, though, he’s continued to improve during his first few seasons in the NBA – something that rival general managers across the league have taken notice of, this according to Fox Sports’ Sam Amico.

Amico (not to be confused with Sam Amick) recently suggested that while trade interest in DeRozan is elevated, the Raptors don’t exactly feel a need to move him – at least not for the returns that are being talked about.

One GM told FOX Sports Ohio there is also strong league-wide interest in Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan — but seemingly nothing that would entice DeRozan’s current employer to take the plunge.

The Raptors aren’t exactly overflowing with tradeable assets, so keeping DeRozan may prove to be a more valuable commodity than moving him, especially if the current offers are sub-par.

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