DeRozan was traded to the Spurs on Wednesday as the centerpiece of a deal that brings Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Raptors will trade DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-rounder to the Spurs, who will send back Leonard and veteran guard Danny Green. DeRozan is coming off of another strong offensive season and will immediately slot in as the co-No. 1 option in San Antonio alongside LaMarcus Aldridge. DeRozan averaged 23.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game last season.
DeRozan was tossed from Monday's Game 4 loss to the Cavaliers after receiving a Flagrant two foul, Eric Koreen of The Athletic Toronto reports. DeRozan exited the game after being assessed a Flagrant two foul near the end of the third quarter -- he posted 13 points, five rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes before getting ejected. The Raptors season ended following a 128-93 loss Monday, so they'll head to the offseason with the intention of regrouping next year after getting swept in the second round.
DeRozan mustered just eight points (3-12 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 28 minutes during Toronto's 105-103 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal-round playoff series. DeRozan's struggles were such that he was on the bench for long stretches of the second half, including in the critical closing minutes. The Raptors were a minus-23 with DeRozan on the floor, underscoring the extent of his downturn Saturday. The scoring total was a postseason-low, as was his 25.0 percent success rate from the field. Given his overall playoff body of work, Saturday's performance shapes up as an outlier that DeRozan will need to bounce back from in order to help Toronto avoid a series sweep in Monday's Game 4.
DeRozan registered 24 points (11-23 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three assists across 35 minutes during a 128-110 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday. DeRozan had a nice Game 2 but wasn't incredibly efficient for the third straight outing. His shots from beyond the arc continued to miss, as he is now 0-of-13 from three-point land across the last three games. On top of that, he failed to register many supporting stats in the crushing Game 2 loss.
DeRozan finished with 22 points (10-20 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one steal in 40 minutes during Tuesday's 113-112 loss to the Cavaliers. DeRozan played well in a losing effort Tuesday, leading the way for his team with 22 points. The Raptors really should have won this game and it could come back to haunt them later in the series. He continues to be the go-to guy on offense and will need to shoulder a lot of the load if the Raptors are to advance to the Conference finals.
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