ESPN’s Brian Windhorst speculates DeMar DeRozan could possibly ‘be on the trade block’ this summer
DeRozan has two years left on his contract with the Spurs. He’ll make $27,739,975 next season and has a player option worth $27,739,975 for 2020-21.
Windhorst wonders if the Los Angeles Lakers will try and trade for DeRozan if they don’t land a star player in free agency.
“I think the Lakers really have to look at the trade target,” Windhorst said on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, via Bryan Kalbrosky of Hoops Hype. “How willing would they be to move that No. 4 pick? Would they be willing to make an offer for Bradley Beal? Would they be willing to make an offer for a guy like DeMar DeRozan, who possibly could be on the trade block depending on whether the Spurs want to extend his contract.”
In his first season with the Spurs, DeRozan averaged 21.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists. The 29-year-old swingman shot 48.1 percent from the field and 83.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Spurs lost to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs in seven games. DeRozan put up 22.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists in the seven-game series.