DeMar DeRozan’s 68-word farewell to Spurs after trade to Bulls
DeMar DeRozan’s time with the San Antonio Spurs is over after he signed with the Chicago Bulls in free agency. However, he will always be proud to be part of the organization even for a short amount of time.
The veteran swingman agreed to a three-year, $85 million deal with the Bulls on Tuesday. It was made possible through a sign-and0trade, with Chicago sending Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, a protected first-round pick and two second-round picks to the Spurs.
After the transaction was confirmed, DeRozan took it to Twitter to send his farewell message to the Spurs, thanking the organization for the three years he have spent with them.
“I want to take the time to thank the Spurs organization and the fans in San Antonio for embracing me the way that they have over the past 3 seasons. The Spurs lived up to their reputation as one of the classiest organizations in the league during my time with the team,” DeRozan wrote.
“I’m grateful for the times I shared with my teammates, our coaches and staff. THANK YOU!”
DeMar DeRozan came to the Spurs as part of the blockbuster that brought Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors. In the 206 games he played for the team, all starts, he averaged 21.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists. He also shot 50.1 percent from the field, though his 3-point shooting woes were obvious at 22.7 percent.
While his time with the Spurs was short, it’s definitely memorable. However, he’s surely hoping to leave a better legacy in Chicago with the Bulls where he’ll pair up with Zach LaVine at the backcourt.