The last time, I discussed the disadvantage of extending Demar DeRozan contract. This time I will breakdown why the Spurs need to extend the former All NBA talent.
It’s on the right timing if the Spurs extend him. Even it was a huge amount of money the Spurs had expiring contract of Marco Belinelli. Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge had year left of their contract after the season. This year they had Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl that will take an increase in salary.
Demar DeRozan is emotionally free from what happened last year. After traded, people know how sad he is after giving himself to the franchise of Toronto. The struggles were a huge part on the Spurs season. With his sole focus is to improve his game it will produce the better result for the team. Although his ceiling defensively isn’t high Popovich can employ him the man who is a lesser threat on offense.
With DeRozan on the team together with young guys the Spurs will be competitive. Means a playoff spot almost guaranteed. Playing in postseason can give the benefits to the like of Murray, White, Forbes or Walker IV. It’s a fuel or motivation that everyone want to achieve.
Then let be realistic that San Antonio isn’t a destination of premier free agent. They’ve kept on mocking it’s an honor to play with Popovich but in the end, they choose marketable teams. The last time the Spurs signed a big time free agent was in 2015. LaMarcus Aldridge choose the Spurs over Lakers and Knicks. But we can’t deny the fact that he is come from Texas. Without his family I doubt he will come.
With DeRozan being a good guy he will stay in San Antonio for the rest of his career if an extension will be offer.