The Raptors' star wasn't too happy about his ranking and took his thoughts to Twitter, sending this tweet out on Wednesday morning. We're guessing the F was not short for fiddlesticks.
DeRozan did just that, earning National Basketball Association all-star status while ranking fifth in scoring at 27.3 points a game during the regular season.
He had a similar reaction past year at SI's No. 46 ranking, tweeting "FOH 46" and "ProveEM". When you rank 100 players, as Sports Illustrated does, that means there are probably 50 players, at minimum, that won't be thrilled with where they're placed, and another 100-plus upset they weren't featured at all.
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.
"?Our verdict comes down to this", Rob Mahoney explained, "DeRozan is a refined, impressive scorer whose limitations create real problems". "The truth of his value is more complicated than that, though the wealth of mixed signals to this point are beyond coincidence". We know DeRozan can score. Kyle Lowry is back with the Raptors, but that might not be enough to dethrone either of those teams in May.