With the looming free agency next season DeRozan was been asked about his contract situation. Both parties had until Oct 30 to offer and sign an extension. The former All-Star is his on the second season with the Spurs after the July 2018 trade. On media day he addressed the speculation about this extension.
” Man I just want to hoop. My whole career I never even once had that play on my mind. That’s never been my focus. However it unfolds, that’s how it supposed to unfold.”
Currently, he is making over 27.7M that he signed with the Raptors in 2016. He would, therefore, sign an extension worth 33.3M. DeRozan is a four-time All-Star who can expect the offer. With his first season in San Antonio, he improved offensively. With shooting 48% from the field, 6.2 assists as he leads the team and 6 board per game.
But San Antonio had little reason to negotiate the deal because they had young and promising guards. DeRozan had the ability to put big numbers but the Spurs net rating is 0.0 when is on the court. It’s a trend given the fact that he is playing poorly defensively.