NBA Free Agency 2021: The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly have an interest in acquiring veteran DeMar DeRozan. However, acquiring the 4x All-Star will require a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs.
DeRozan’s contract with the Spurs is officially up once the NBA season comes to an end. He agreed to stay at the San Antonio Spurs for the 3rd season and for $27.7 million in 2020-21.
— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) July 6, 2021
NBA Trade Rumors 2021: DeMar DeRozan Stats
While DeRozan turns 32 next month, he’s still putting up solid numbers, finishing the 2020-21 regular season by averaging more than 20 points per game for their eighth consecutive season.
In 61 games for the Spurs this season, DeRozan averaged 21.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game.
This will be his 11th season in the NBA. His style of play and ball-distribution sense helped a lot after point guard Dejounte Murray endured a torn ACL and missed all of 2018-19. He is consistent on the court and only missed 10 regular-season games in the past three seasons.
He is just one of seven players in the NBA to average a minimum of 20 points per game in each of the past seven seasons. He is in the elite company of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, and James Harden.