DeMar DeRozan Rumors

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DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan
Position: G-F
Born: 08/07/89
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $27,739,975
“To me, sports is all about expectations. You play to win. Nobody should be afraid of it. If you are expected to win, win. It’s that simple. The people that believe in it, that are expected to win, we must win,” Ujiri told The Vertical. “I think we gave ourselves a two-, three-year window, but I think a couple of teams decided to go the other way. I know people say the East is bad, but every NBA team is good. Even the teams that are rebuilding, that’s a game every night. We lost a bunch of games last year to teams that supposedly you’re supposed to beat. Everybody thinks that the East is going to be weaker. I think it’s because of the teams rebuilding.”
Do you try to recruit free agents? DeMar DeRozan: I don’t. My thing is if I go out there and play my butt off and make my teammates better, as a basketball player we should all be able to look around and say, ‘Oh, I’d play great with this guy …’ I shouldn’t have to convince you to come do a story with me. You came to do a story with me because, you know what I mean? It was on me after you flew in to say, ‘Marc’s my man, let’s make this happen.’ It’s a mutual thing. It has to become a mutual thing before anything. My biggest thing is if I recruit somebody and something goes wrong, I’m going to feel at fault. Now if it’s mutual, then all right we are doing this thing together. Not, ‘Man, just come try this out a year …’ We don’t have too many years of this to try out. Every NBA window is closing. So, if it’s something we can’t have mutually, then I’ve never really got into it.
No, DeRozan has not forgotten where he comes from and the importance of giving back. “This city has so many greats and different areas you can look up to,” DeRozan told The Undefeated while sitting in a metal chair outside the gym named after him. “You got Kendrick, you got Serena [Williams], you got me when it comes to basketball. You got so many people that have come out of Compton that make it great. You got Dr. Dre, [Ice] Cube. There are so many things that people are doing great.