Dime: What are your plans for the summer?
DeMar DeRozan: For the summerÖrest a little bit, hang out with my family a little bit, than back to work. Iím going back to Cali to chill for a little bit, see where it goes from there.
Dime: Whatís one thing the Raptors need to build on going into next season?
DD: We showed spurts this season that we can play with the best teams in the NBA. We just got to be consistent with it and just go out there and go at each and every one of our opponents like they are one of the best teams in the NBA. Just stay more consistent, and once we get that down pat, weíll be alright.
Dime: Heading into the NBA Draft, what players excite you? Who do you think would fit in with your current Raptors squad?
DD: Itís tough to say, but I like Kemba Walkerís game. I played against him in high school. Just the way he plays, I think heíll make a major impact in the League using screen and rolls and being able to shoot and break down guards and everything. I like Kyrie Irving too, heíll definitely be big. But I think there are just a handful of guys though.
Dime: Whatís your take on players opting to stay one more year in college instead of declaring this year?
DD: I think itís good because with the situation thatís going on heading into the summer, we donít even know whatís going on. I think itís best for a lot of kids Ė Iím saying kids like I wasnít in college, Iím still 21. (laughs). A lot of guys can go back to school and see what happens and it gives them another opportunity to better themselves.
Dime: What are your thoughts on the impending lockout?
DD: Trying not to think about it too much. I hope it donít last long, but thatís something Iíll think about once the deadline gets closer.