ESPN Bobby Marks noted that Spurs DeMar DeRozan likely to opt-out to get enough. It was understandable at this moment due to his age at 31 and looking for enough security financially until he’s out of his prime. The Spurs yet to offer an extension to DeRozan and it was rumored that he almost gets traded. As for the first time in 23 years, the Spurs missed the postseason even they got solid production from the former All-Star. With one of the weakest free agency DeRozan likely to take advantage.
It was rumored by Jabari Young that DeMar DeRozan will likely team up with the Miami Heat as he was closed to Jimmy Butler. The team came up short in the NBA Finals after an impressive playoffs run in the bubble. They are trying to land Giannis Antetokoumnpo via trade or free agency. This means if they failed in the Greek Freak sweepstakes they will make a run for DeRozan. The New York Knicks also expressed their intent with the Spurs forward.
While others like Orlando and Charlotte Hornets will try their best to make a run with him.
On the other hand, the Spurs and DeMar DeRozan can restructure a contract that can put him into Spurs’ long-term development program. DeRozan shows great leadership in the bubble with the young guys as they went for 5-3. He put his teammates in the best position to succeed while taking over when the team needs it. He scored multiple clutch points in the bubble games.
The Spur’s next best player was Derrick White at 26 years old while the rest are 24 and under. So don’t get surprised if San Antonio and DeRozan camp both agreed to complete a long term needs. DeRozan was the back to back Spurs player to average 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game.