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August 13, 2020

Report: There’s a possibility of DeRozan extension

DeRozan who will be a free agent next season with a player option will likely getting an extension. Sam Amick of the Athletics reported last October that the extension is not dead between the Spurs and DeRozan.

Meanwhile, there remains the possibility that he could sign an extension to remain in San Antonio (I reported in October that the sides were far apart, but those talks aren’t dead). With the Spurs somehow still in a position to set a new NBA record by securing their 23rd consecutive playoff berth, DeRozan is leading the team in scoring (21.7 points per game) and assists (4.9 per). via Sam Amick @ The Athletic

There are reports that the Spurs (16-20; eighth in the West) have been exploring the market for DeRozan, but a source with knowledge of his situation is quick to point out that the free-agent-to-be has a significant influence on the situation here too. DeRozan, who has a $27.7 million player option for next season, will have the freedom to walk this summer if he doesn’t like his next landing spot. It’s tough to find serious takers when you know the guy might skip town in just a few months.

DeMar DeRozan is balling lately, in the last 9 games had an average of 26.1 points shooting 67%. Signs also that the Spurs are willing to offer an extension as he’s the best facilitator for San Antonio. With this recent streak playing like a superstar, DeRozan will be likely an All-Star.

If the Spurs continue to build a winning streak and create separation from others in the bottom of the standings. They will break the playoff streak record as they entered the 23rd season with a lot of hopes from their young core.

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