July 25, 2018, 4:31 pmDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan has withdrawn from the upcoming Basketball Without Borders program and the NBA Africa game.
Toronto president Masai Ujiri is instrumental in the NBA's African presence, so it's possible that DeRozan wants to avoid an awkward situation after he told ESPN that the Raptors weren't exactly forthcoming about his potential involvement in any trades. It's also being said that DeRozan will take some time to get his affairs in order rather than attend the camp, which makes plenty of sense as well. It'll be a big adjustment period this season for him, but he'll have a massive chip on his shoulder and is landing with a coach who is no stranger to drawing up plays for dynamite mid-range scorers. Expect DeRozan to come off fantasy draft boards in the early-middle rounds again.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter