◼️ DeMar DeRozan made clear his dissatisfaction with being traded from Toronto.
DeMar DeRozan took to Instagram his displeasure with the transfer to the San Antonio Spurs. In a series of three stories, he sent a message that with the passing of the hours gained meaning.
Really fun… pic.twitter.com/4b3R6sf1Mx
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) July 18, 2018
As reported hours later by ESPN, DeMar DeRozan met with the Toronto Raptors board during the recent Las Vegas Summer League and was assured that he would not be traded. However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Canadian franchise has been negotiating with the Spurs for two weeks for the transfer to acquire Kawhi Leonard.
DeMar DeRozan renewed two years ago with the Toronto Raptors when he was a free agent without restrictions. According to the journalists who cover the news of the league and the Canadian franchise, he was fully identified with the city and the team.
Among the first reactions, he highlighted that of Isaiah Thomas, who recalled his departure from the Boston Celtics:
Just learn from my story! Loyalty is just a word in this game SMH
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 18, 2018