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DeMar DeRozan on playing alongside LaMarcus Aldridge

DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Alridge

DeMar DeRozan was shocked by the trade that sent him from the Toronto Raptors to the San Antonio Spurs. Right after the trade, DeRozan spent most of the time talking about how betrayed he felt by the Raptors blindsiding him.

DeRozan seems to be moving on, coming to terms that he is going to be a Spur for at least the next few years. After Team USA’s practice, he was asked about his new team. DeRozan said that one thing he is looking forward to is playing alongside LaMarcus Aldridge because he reminds him a lot of Chris Bosh, whom he played with his rookie year in Toronto.

“LaMarcus, by far, is one of the most talented power forwards in this game,” DeRozan said via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express. “He’s proven that year in and year out. For me not having played with a power forward of that magnitude since Chris Bosh in my rookie year, to have a guy like that (is great).”

After almost forcing his way out of San Antonio, Aldridge has made himself a focal point of the Spurs team and the two guys should work well together.

DeRozan also said he is excited to learn from Gregg Popovich.

“His resume speaks for itself,” DeRozan said of Popovich. “If you are a basketball fan and you know the game, Pop is one of those guys you definitely have to be a fan of, inside and out.”

It’s going to be different seeing DeRozan in the silver and black but it should be an acquisition that really works out for DeRozan and the team.