Long time member of the Toronto Raptors, DeMar Derozan, in July 2018 was traded, along with Jakob Poltl and a protected 2019 first round draft pick, to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.
Now, a member of the Spurs, Derozan watched his former team go all the way and claim the NBA title. But he was happy for his former teammates.
Here is what Derozan said, per Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio-Express News.
“We all human. We all feel some type of way, when you see a previous situation you were part of accomplish something great that you were after when you were there, of course. But, at the same time, the relationship I have with a lot of those guys, I was happy. Good for them. Happy for them. I spent a lot of time with a few of them guys this offseason. It was good for them.
“I spent nine years of my basketball career there. Even at times when I see pictures seeing my jersey on the crowd, you are there somehow. You got to be happy with that.”