Raptors president Masai Ujiri, through Basketball Without Borders, was instrumental in setting up the NBA Africa game, which will be held Aug. 4 this year.
Spurs president/coach Gregg Popovich is directing Team USA’s minicamp in Las Vegas this week.
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan has withdrawn from participating in Basketball Without Borders and the NBA Africa game, sources close to DeRozan told ESPN.
I hope DeRozan and Kyle Lowry enjoy their time together in Las Vegas. Their friendship is the envy of the league. It’s sad the Kawhi Leonard trade separates DeRozan and Lowry as teammates, but it obviously won’t undermine their bond.
This shakeup is an opportunity for DeRozan to reassess what’s important to him, and his choices are clear.