RAPTOR DeMAR DeROZAN HEADS TO SAN ANTONIO IN 4-PLAYER TRADE
Jul 18, 2018
By Bob Komsic
First head coach Dwane Casey was shown the door, now longtime Raptor DeMar DeRozan’s gone.
DeRozan, who had spent his entire career with Toronto (2010-18), has been sent to the Spurs along with Jakob Poeltl and a protected first-round draft pick in 2019 for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.
As word of the deal spread on social media, DeRozan took to Instagram: ”Be told one thing & the outcome another. Ain’t no loyalty in this game. Sell you out for a quick bit of nothing … Soon you’ll understand … Don’t disturb.”
In wishing Leonard well, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says it was time for him to move on and that he’s ”thrilled” to be getting a proven All-Star.
Named to the All-NBA second team this season and All-NBA third team in 2016-17, DeRozan is the Raptors’ all-time leader in points scored (13,296), games played (675), field goals made (4,716) and attempted (10,532) as well as free throws made (3,359) and attempted (4,277).
He’s also third all-time in assists (2,078) and second all-time in steals (655).