The San Antonio Spurs will miss the NBA Playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in team history. But while it’s not fair to pin the blame solely on DeMar DeRozan, it’s also hard to overlook his dismal showing against the Memphis Grizzlies in their play-in tournament battle on Wednesday.

DeRozan, who’s had his past struggles in critical games, finished with 20 points but shot an awful 5-of-21 from the field. This has led many to believe that his days with the Spurs are numbered, especially since he’s a free agent at the end of the season.

But after their bitter loss, DeRozan said he’s not really thinking about his free agency (via JeffGSpursZone).

The veteran wingman also bared his admiration for the Spurs and the community, admitting he’s grown to love his situation after he initially felt heartbroken after he was traded away by the Toronto Raptors.

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For now, the 31-year-old DeRozan remains the cornerstone of the Spurs. He’s a four-time All-Star and averaged all-around numbers of 21.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists, developing into a more versatile option than just a high-scoring weapon.

He has also embraced his leadership role, mentoring younger Spurs like Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, and Keldon Johnson. DeRozan has been open about his mental health issue, so it has been great to see him take on a big brother role.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will have crucial decisions to make, especially if they decide to totally overhaul the system. Whether DeMar DeRozan will still be part of the roster or not seems to be the biggest question.