Before the tipoff of the Spurs game against the Dallas Mavericks prior to a suspension of NBA Chris Haynes reported that DeRozan will decline his contract once the Spurs and his agent will not agree on a contract extension.
If both sides are unable to reach an agreement, league sources told me DeRozan intends to decline his $27.7 million player option next season to become an unrestricted free agent where he will be among the top players in the market this summer.
Such a decision will close the door on the Spurs re-signing.
DeRozan asked after the game and he answered nothing is true about it.
In an interview with ESPN San Antonio, The Blitz Jabari Young of CNBC reported that the former All-Star is not happy with San Antonio and with the impact he had in the future.
I don’t have to sugarcoat anything. DeMar DeRozan is not happy in San Antonio. The offense is not running as smoothly as one should think with a guy like him in the lineup. There are problems
The Spurs now need economic help. Remember, they’re not making as much money as they did when Tim Duncan, Tony Parker was going around winning 60-plus games a year. That revenue now drops.
Right now, that roster just does not seem suitable to win in the near future.
They’re not winning. They don’t look like they enjoy playing with each other. The roster just doesn’t fit
If you’re DeMar DeRozan, all of a sudden you have to decide if you want to take that $27 million so you can recoup that in the back end and then all of a sudden opt-out and goes somewhere else. Or do you want to take that $27 million and hope that the Spurs can facilitate trade and then whoever you go to that might be the location?
During the trade deadline, I was hearing Miami was making a push for DeMar DeRozan.
DeMar DeRozan could average another 20,5 and 5 after this season. He had his great moments in San Antonio Spurs last January where’s the hope from the arises.
Source: Jeff Garcia: Spurs Zone: news4sanantonio