Adrian Benjamins and Coach tackle the Nets-Hawks trade from Thursday afternoon, the Finals, and, in our continuing coverage of every team in the NBA, the Spurs fantasy results.
October 16, 2019, 2:37 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Rockets for rest purposes.
Rudy Gay will be rested as well. DeRozan should be worth selecting in the first 50 picks or so. DeRozan's long range shooting suffered last season, but his averages of 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists were career-highs.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 11:28 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan shot 3-for-7 from the field for 10 points with two boards and three assists in 22 minutes of preseason action against the Heat on Tuesday.
DeRozan was said to have added to his game over the offseason, but it was much of the same scoring, albeit in a limited amount of time to showcase his skills. The Spurs and DeRozan are still in the midst of figuring out his future with the team, as DeRozan is looking for more long-term security.
October 4, 2019, 11:21 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs and DeMar DeRozan are discussing a contract extension though nothing is imminent, per Shams Charania.
DeRozan has a player option worth $27.7 million for the 2020-21 season but would surely be open to more long-term security. His new max deal would be for four years and $150 million, though it's unlikely that he gets right up to that mark. Charania reports that the Spurs view DeRozan as an anchor for the franchise and that he's been working on adding more offensive moves, and an improved 3-point shot, this summer. DeRozan has a renowned work ethic and returns from each summer an improved player, so we're excited to see what's in store. He'll be a safe pick in the early-middle rounds.
Source: The Athletic
August 11, 2019, 11:36 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have not made a decision on what to do with DeMar DeRozan, and while he has a player option for the 2020-21 campaign, they may offer him a contract extension this offseason.
DeRozan had a solid opening run as a Spur, improving his rebounding and play making numbers, while also boosting his field goal percentage as a result of abandoning the three point shot. He remains one of the steadiest scorers in fantasy, and you can draft him in the early to mid rounds with confidence in his scoring prowess. Keep in mind, DeJounte Murray is set to return from injury, and Derrick White is coming off a nice year. DeRozan will probably face stiffer competition for touches as the young guards look to establish themselves as the Spurs' future.
June 9, 2019, 11:35 amDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs could look to move DeMar DeRozan during the offseason according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.
Appearing on "The Russillo Show," Marks stated that he believed DeRozan could be floated out for trades as soon as the first week of July, and that the Spurs would like to move off of his contract so that they could make a run at Bojan Bogdanovic in free agency. The move would be an interesting turn of events for DeRozan, who profiled as a significant talent acquisition in return for Kawhi Leonard last summer. While surprising, however, it's been well documented how the mid-range games of DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge created challenges for San Antonio's offense. Perhaps it was challenging enough to have the Spurs question their long-term commitment to DeRozan just one year into having him on the team.
Source: The Russillo Show
April 28, 2019, 12:47 amDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan finished Saturday's Game 7 loss with 19 points on 8-of-21 shooting, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in 41 minutes.
There's some deeply cruel irony at play with DeRozan struggling mightily in Game 7 while Kawhi Leonard absolutely torched his opponent back in Toronto. Regardless, DeRozan was one of the few Spurs who looked to be even getting close to the bucket or getting the shots that they wanted, and ultimately the team just couldn't grind out enough points to get the job done despite mounting a furious comeback over the final 15 minutes or so. We're excited to see what DeRozan adds to his game this summer.
April 25, 2019, 10:43 pmDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan shot 12-for-16 from the field for 25 points with seven assists and seven boards in 36 minutes to force a Game 7 against the Nuggets on Thursday.
DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge (26 points and 10 rebounds) took it to the Nuggets for their final home game of the opening round. For a team not making much noise in the regular season, all eyes will be on the Spurs and Nuggets Game 7 on Saturday. Never count out Pop and the Spurs.
April 24, 2019, 12:20 amDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points on 6-of-15 field-goals and 5-of-5 free throws in Tuesday's 108-90 Game 5 road loss to the Nuggets.
DeRozan added just four rebounds, one assist and one steal in his 28 minutes. This game was effectively over in the middle of the third quarter, so Demar didn't play his usual minutes. It might be time for Coach Popovich to let him shoot a few threes with their backs against the wall in Game 6 on Thursday.
April 20, 2019, 8:50 pmDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
Prior to getting ejected, DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting while adding five rebounds and five assists in Game 4 on Saturday.
The Spurs' need every bit of their stars to show up so once DeRozan got ejected, it's all downhill for the Spurs' who lost control after their dominant first quarter against the Nuggets. He was efficient in tonight's matchup but 13 shots aren't enough to make an impact against the Nuggets who were desperate to steal a game in the Spurs' home floor after they did the same back in Game 1.
April 20, 2019, 8:03 pmDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan was ejected in the fourth quarter after arguing for a charge called on him.
DeRozan wasn't able to keep his cool in this one and got ejected after the referee didn't appreciate his gesture of throwing the ball in discontent. DeRozan finished the night with 19 points, five rebounds, five assists in 34 minutes of action before leaving the court.
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April 18, 2019, 11:43 pmDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting while adding four rebounds, five assists and three steals in Game 3 on Thursday.
DeRozan was 1-for-7 at the half with four points and came out in the second half red-hot. He made his first six shots to start the second half and looked nearly unstoppable. He hit some tough mid-range jumpers and the only 3-point attempt was because the shot clock was running down and he had to launch one. The Spurs are going to ride him and the mid-range shot until they die and so far it's working.
April 16, 2019, 11:48 pmDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan dropped 31 points on 11-of-19 from the field and 9-of-9 from the line to go with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes during the Spurs 114-105 Game 2 loss on Tuesday night.
The Spurs were in control early, but the Nuggets came roaring back late. DeRozan will need to keep it up in order for the Spurs to get a game or two back in San Antonio.
April 14, 2019, 2:17 amDeMar DeRozanG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored a team 18 points on 6-of-17 shooting, adding 12 rebounds, six assists and a block in Saturday night's 101-96 upset road win agains the Nuggets.
DeRozan ran the show as a point forward for the Spurs as he has done all season, and the boards, assists and shot attempts were also team-highs tonight. The Spurs offense will continue to be orchestrated by DeRozan, and while you can expect the Nuggets to devise a better game plan to try and slow him down, expect much of the same from the 29-year-old 4-time all-star.
Lots of offseason turnover, but still another playoff appearance for the Spurs