Report: DeMar DeRozan opting in with Spurs

Spurs wing DeMar DeRozan
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DeMar DeRozan was reportedly unhappy with the Spurs.

But no so unhappy that he’d decline his $27,739,975 player option.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

The idea DeRozan would opt out if San Antonio didn’t extend him? That was an obvious bluff.

DeRozan is a good player whose shot creation lifts his team’s floor. But he’s not much of a 3-point shooter or defender, making him a tricky fit in many situations – especially good teams.

Maybe the Spurs will look to trade DeRozan, 30, before he hits 2021 unrestricted free agency. But with his high salary and on-court limitations, suitors will be limited.