Rumor: DeMar DeRozan to opt-out of contract if Spurs can’t reach extension


During the San Antonio Spurs’ 119-109 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, rumors of DeMar DeRozan’s off-season plan stole the headlines. According to Chris Hayes of Yahoo Sports, the All-Star guard plans to opt-out of the final year of his contract situation if he and the Spurs are not able to come to terms on an extension.

After the win, DeRozan shot down the rumor by stating: “Did my momma say it? Then don’t listen to it.”  If DeRozan declines his player option, he will become an unrestricted free agent once this summer. 

In an event where DeRozan does opt-out and become a free agent, it would not be a surprise due to the lack of success he has had in San Antonio.

In his first season with the Spurs, DeRozan averaged 21.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists during the regular season, while leading San Antonio to the playoffs where they lost in seven games to the Denver Nuggets.

However, this season, the Spurs are in danger of missing the post-season for the first time in 23 years despite DeRozan averaging 22.3 points shooting 52.8% from the field.

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