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Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan listens on the bench ion the dying moments of the game as a defensive play is set against the Denver Nuggets in Toronto on Oct. 31, 2016. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

DeRozan proving doubters wrong

If there is one thing DeMar DeRozan loves — besides simply playing basketball — it is proving his legion of critics wrong. He doesn’t do it maliciously and won’t rub mistakes in their faces, but every time he makes someone think twice about something they wrote or said about him, DeRozan smiles.

Terrence Ross’ hard work in the off-season is paying with an impressive pre-season. (Getty Images)

Ross could be team's X-factor

Terrence Ross has been gifted with considerable natural ability. He is as athletic as just about anyone in a league filled with supreme athletes and can be a great three-point marksman when he heats up.