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According to Jabari Young of CNBC, San Antonio Spurs G/F DeMar DeRozan is expected to pick up his player option, worth $27.7M for the 2020-2021 season.
DeRozan and the Spurs have some tough decisions to make this offseason, as the Spurs failed to make the postseason for the first time in 22 years under HC Greg Popovich. Writer Jabari Young suggests that the NBA Bubble showed that the Spurs have the talent on-hand to build around DeRozan and potentially try to trade LaMarcus Aldridge, but this is merely speculative. The Spurs certainly have some decisions to make heading into next season, but DeRozan will be hard-pressed to turn down almost $30M in the wake of the uncertainty of the free-agent market and the threat of a looming NBA lockout.
DeMar DeRozan notched 23 points (9-13 FG, 5-6 FT) to go along with six points, four rebounds, two steals, and one block Tuesday night as the Spurs topped the Rockets.
DeRozen hasn't been spectacular in the bubble, but the Spurs have played well enough to remain in the running for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. As the best fantasy option on the team, he can be trusted in lineups as the seeding round wraps up with a must-win game against the Jazz on Thursday.
DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points (10-16 FG, 7-7 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three turnovers across 33 minutes in a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.
DeRozan moved on from his 4-for-10 shooting performance in his previous outing to coming out aggressively today, making 10-of-16 shots from the field and getting the win. DeRozan didn't attempt a three-pointer, but his mid-range jumper was on-point, going to work in the 4th quarter and scoring 15 of his 27 points in the quarter to close out the game. DeRozan is not the ideal DFS asset, but with Derrick White injured, he may have picked up the production if the Spurs are going to sneak into the playoffs. The Spurs will take on the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.
DeMar DeRozan recorded 13 points (4-10 FG, 5-6 FT), five assists, two rebounds, and two steals in Friday's 119-111 win over the Jazz.
Not many people predicted DeRozan to take a backseat to Derrick White in the bubbles but that's exactly what's happening. DeRozan is typically a beacon of consistency but he has struggled to find his shot in back-to-back games since since the restart. He's scored 27, 14, 30, 18, and 13 over his five games. With LaMarcus Aldridge out, teams have been focusing their defenses on making sure DeRozan gets no easy shots. The Spurs are 3-2 over these games but DeRozan's value has taken a slight hit.
DeMar DeRozan logged 18 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 8-9 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, two blocks, and a steal in Wednesday's 132-124 loss to the Nuggets.
DeRozan has been a bit hot and cold so far in the bubble. He started off with a great 27-point performance against the Kings, followed that up with 14 forgettable points against the Grizzlies, blew up for 33 against the Sixers, and then chipped in 18 on Wednesday in a loss to the Nuggets. With LaMarcus Aldridge out, DeRozan is the clearcut number one scoring option for the Spurs. He is averaging 22.2 points per game and Patty Mills's 11.6 is the next highest average for the team. Derrick White has stepped up as a nice number two option but DeRozan should see more opportunities to have high-scoring games in the future.