Last summer DeMar DeRozan was about to become an unrestricted free agent after his contract with the Spurs expired. Eventually the 32-year-old small forward was sent to the Bulls in sign-and-trade.
Draymond Green revealed that before DeRozan was traded to Chicago, he recruited him to come and join the Warriors. He pitched to the five-time NBA All-Star that he would win a champion at Golden State, but he was not having it.
“From last year free agency and talking to you every day, like ‘Yo, you good? Yo, what about this, what about that?’ So then the conversation turning, like ‘Yo, come to the Warriors’ and you like ‘F*ck no, I’m not coming there. I’m not coming to play with y’all,'” Golden State’s forward said on the Draymond Green Show.
“‘But you come to the Warriors, we can win a championship if you come to the Warriors.’ He didn’t come. We still won a championship, but he didn’t come.”
DeRozan had a huge year in Chicago as he averaged 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 36.1 minutes per game and made the All-Star Game.