DeMar DeRozan Rumors

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DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan
Position: G-F
Born: 08/07/89
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $27,739,975
DeRozan, who played a season at USC before he was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2009 as the ninth overall selection, recalled in the opening minutes of the YouTube show when he realized white people often lead vastly different lives than his. “Playing basketball always gave me the opportunity to see different places, be around different places,” DeRozan explained. “First time, I think it was ninth grade, and we drove like two hours away to this school in this white community. Now I’ve seen for the first time how different their schools were, facilities … just everything about that culture was like night and day from us.”
No surprise, but several team executives tell me that they are anticipating that the economic fallout of the stalled season will lead most, if not all, big-ticket player options to be picked up in the offseason. That includes Gordon Hayward ($31.9 million), Andre Drummond ($28.8) and Nicolas Batum ($24 million). San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan ($27.7 million) likely will, too, but with the Spurs rebuilding, DeRozan, 30, could roll the dice on there being one more big contract out there for him in the fall.
During seven years with the Raptors, Eversley would be promoted to vice president of scouting and assistant general manager. At one point, Eversley and Masai Ujiri both worked under Colangelo as assistant general managers. “You’re working for your hometown team, the game you love, you got a pretty good position with a growing organization, you’ve got a boss who’s giving you autonomy to grow and he’s giving you a platform to grow,” said Eversley, who lists being part of the drafting of DeMar DeRozan as his greatest accomplishment in Toronto. “It was perfect, it was tailor-made. At the time, we had a little bit of brand building to do with the franchise in the organization. Trying to put Toronto on the NBA map. … “I worked with Chris Bosh, who was an emerging star, he was about to become an All-Star, developed a great relationship and friendship with him, which I still have today. I just learned a bunch of different things.”
On the first episode of the show, former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan joined the IG Live broadcast and was so inspired by Ibaka’s benevolence that he decided to match Ibaka’s donation and doubled the total prize money to $40,000. There have been other surprise appearances by special guests as well, including actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish.
Storyline: Coronavirus
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri said Monday night that while his relationship with former coach Dwane Casey has significantly improved but there is “still plenty of work to be done” for him to get to the same place with former franchise icon DeMar DeRozan after he fired Casey and traded DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard two years ago. “It’s not easy,” Ujiri said of making such decisions in an interview with TNT’s Ernie Johnson that aired on the NBA’s Twitter account. “If you have that human part of you, you feel it in your heart.”
Josh Lewenberg: Serge is hosting a talent show on IG Live right now. His foundation will donate $20K to COVID-19 relief in the winner’s city (the winner also gets a signed Ibaka jersey). DeMar just crashed it and said he’ll match Serge’s $20K donation. Good stuff from a couple Raptor greats. pic.twitter.com/SMu9epIifg

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What hasn’t changed, though, is DeRozan’s love and appreciation for his former teammates, for what they accomplished in his absence — and for what they have the potential to achieve over the rest of their careers. “You got the full blueprint, bro, to even pass [Kyle Lowry as the greatest player in Raptors history],” DeRozan told Pascal Siakam in a wide-ranging, candid Instagram Live conversation Sunday night. “You got the blueprint, you done seen it all.”
He recently sat with Dr. Kensa Gunter a Clinical Sport Psychologist on handling life at home during the quarantine on an NBA Instagram chat. DeRozan opened up the session by asking what is something people can do to keep a positive mindset while in quarantine and dealing with the crisis. “There’s so much we’re being exposed to. There’s information overload. One of the first things we have to do is to be mindful about how much information we’re taking in,” Gunter told DeRozan. ” Not listening to news 24 hours certainly helps.”

DeMar DeRozan unhappy in San Antonio

In a recent episode of ESPN San Antonio’s “The Blitz”, Young expressed that DeRozan could possibly be leaving the Spurs this summer. “I don’t have to sugarcoat anything. DeMar DeRozan is not happy in San Antonio,” Jabari Young said. “The offense is not running smoothly as one should think with a guy like him in the lineup. There are problems. They’re not winning. They don’t look like they enjoy playing with each other. The roster just doesn’t fit”

DeMar DeRozan unhappy in San Antonio

In a recent episode of ESPN San Antonio’s “The Blitz”, Young expressed that DeRozan could possibly be leaving the Spurs this summer. “I don’t have to sugarcoat anything. DeMar DeRozan is not happy in San Antonio,” Jabari Young said. “The offense is not running smoothly as one should think with a guy like him in the lineup. There are problems. They’re not winning. They don’t look like they enjoy playing with each other. The roster just doesn’t fit”
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DeMar DeRozan opting out?

If swingman DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs can’t agree to an extension by the late June deadline, the four-time All-Star intends to decline his $27.7 million player option for next season to become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports. DeRozan, who has averaged 20 points in his 11-year career, would be among the top players on the market this summer. DeRozan declining his option wouldn’t close the door on him re-signing with the Spurs, sources said, but it would definitely open an avenue for a team like the New York Knicks, who are expected to be interested.
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Asked about the report after the game, a smiling DeRozan played coy. “Who reported it? Did my Mama say it?,” DeRozan said. “Don’t listen to it then.” DeRozan’s future will continue to be a topic of speculation going forward. He is the Spurs’ leader in scoring at 22.3 points and in assists at 5.5 per game, and is shooting a career best 5.5 assists.
USA Basketball announced the preliminary roster for the 2020 Olympics which consists of 44 names. The list is as follows: Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat); LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs); Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns); Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana Pacers); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat); Mike Conley (Utah Jazz); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers); DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs); Andre Drummond (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets); Paul George (L.A. Clippers); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Montrezl Harrell (L.A. Clippers); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers); Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics); Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers); Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans); Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets); LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers); Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers); (cont.).
The San Antonio Spurs have explored trade scenarios involving LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan. The Spurs have considered “liquidating everybody” but they have also game planned trying to upgrade their existing roster. “They’ve asked for a lot from teams (for Aldridge and DeRozan),” said Adrian Wojnarowski on the Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Special. The Spurs are “probably going to go forward” keeping Aldridge and DeRozan.
Storyline: DeMar DeRozan Trade?
DeMar DeRozan never will forget the last conversation he had with Kobe Bryant. “Couple months ago, probably December, through texts,” said the San Antonio Spurs guard after his team’s morning shootaround ahead of Monday’s game against the Clippers at Staples Center, a 108-105 loss. “We talked about the Mamba Academy, talking about my daughter. She’ll be 7 this year. (We talked) about getting her started with the girls’ academy.”
Storyline: Kobe Bryant Death
In 2004, at age 15, DeRozan attended Bryant’s summer basketball camp, Kobe Academy, at a local high school, an experience he claims changed his game and, ultimately, his life. “Fifteen years old” he said. “Ever since then he’s just been part mentor and part friend, since I was 15 years old. It just started from there, being part of that, taking advice from him, standing out and being one of those L.A. guys that had that connection with him and taking it from there.
“I think all the guys that were there were just nervous to be around when your favorite player is one of the best players. And it was a small company of players that were in that group. I think I’m the only one who carried on from there.” What DeRozan learned in those summers could not be quantified. “(It was) everything,” he said. “I mean, everything, you name it. From me posting up, to footwork, everything. You try to model yourself after him and that’s what I did. Everything I watched. Everything.”
And if you had idolized Bryant as long as DeRozan had — if you’d met him when you were 15, and then watched him evolve from a sports hero to a mentor to a friend — you did not need to go looking for Bryant, because he was everywhere you looked. “It’s definitely surreal,” DeRozan said, sitting in a courtside chair Monday, in his first visit to Staples Center since Bryant’s death eight days earlier. “Just kind of an eerie feeling that you don’t want to believe. Like a bad dream or something.”
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Storyline: Kobe Bryant Death