An anonymous NBA agent said shooting guard DeMar DeRozan hasn't enjoyed his time with the San Antonio Spurs and will look to leave as an unrestricted free agent. The agent told The Athletic that DeRozan, who can utilize a player option in his contract to end his time with the Spurs, and former Toronto Raptors teammate Fred VanVleet may sign with the Detroit Pistons to reunite with head coach Dwane Casey. "DeMar doesn't like San Antonio and doesn't want to be there," the agent said.
When Kawhi forced his way out of town, they refused packages centered around draft pick (and to help the Lakers Western opponent) and preferred an All Star to contend. Signing Aldridge can also be interpreted that way: someone to replace Tim Duncan, another All Star to compete for a title along Kawhi Leonard. These last two years, they refused to blow out the team despite barely making the playoff.
This offseason two of those active Spartans will hit the free agency market, Bryn Forbes from the San Antonio Spurs and Denzel Valentine from the Chicago Bulls. Where do they currently stand in the league? What team will they play for next season?