DeMar DeRozan has been the heart of the Toronto Raptors since basically the day that Chris Bosh left, and that era may be coming to an end. A combination of DeMar DeRozan’s Instagram story and a couple of Woj bombs have everyone thinking DeMar DeRozan is as good as gone from the Toronto Raptors.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors and Spurs are close to finalizing a trade that would bring Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors and both players are aware.
If the trade does go through, this truly is the end of an era in Toronto.
It’s kind of sad to see another of the Raptors truly great players leaving on such bad terms. DeMar DeRozan clearly feels betrayed by this move and it’s hard to blame him consider how he committed to the team over the past couple of years.
Tracy McGrady left on bad terms, Vince Carter did the same and Bosh left to join LeBron’s super team. This would be the first time that the Raptors are clearly the ones with blood on their hands in the end of a player-team relationship and it has to sting a little for Raptors fans. There is no doubt that there will be an excitement to welcome an MVP candidate to Canada, but DeRozan’s departure would make it bittersweet for Raptors fans.
Remember, DeRozan wanted to bring Toronto to the promise land.