Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan on contract situation — ‘I’m day-to-day too’
Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News caught up with DeRozan for an update on the swingman’s status. DeRozan shared that it hasn’t been really bothering him as he’s focused on doing his job every day. But his answer is a good indication that he’s aware of his uncertain future with the Spurs.
DeMar continued with advice to those of us on day-to-day contracts, himself included: “You just got to keep doing your job. Just show up, you’ll be fine. That’s how I look at it.”
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) October 24, 2019
DeRozan, who’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2021, is eligible to receive a four-year deal worth up to as much as $150 million. However, various reports reveal that the Spurs and DeRozan are far away from settling a deal.
Recently, the Spurs and Dejounte Murray agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal. Analysts also believe that the Spurs are looking at the development of Bryn Forbes, Lonnie Walker IV, and Derrick White to see if they can turn into key foundational pieces. The Spurs have always had a penchant for developing its own picks into bona fide stars.
Given this, DeRozan’s future with the Spurs is not yet etched in stone. But the good thing is that the Compton-native, in his first season under Gregg Popovich last year, made great leaps in his career. On top of his 20-point average, he averaged a career-high 6.2 assists and 6.0 rebounds. With the Spurs, the former ninth overall pick quickly turned into a multi-dimensional player just as Popovich envisioned him to be. This may be a key factor when the Spurs review their future with DeRozan.