DeMar DeRozan intends to decline his player option for the 2020-21 season, if he and the Spurs won’t agree to contract extension, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
In particular, DeRozan has a player option for $27.7 million. If he declines the option, he will be an unrestricted free agent during the coming off-season.
New York, along with Atlanta and Detroit, will be the only teams to have max space in the free agent market, with the Knicks being expected to have interest in signing the veteran, per Chris Haynes.
In 2018, DeRozan, along with Jacob Poetl and draft compensation, were part of the deal that brought Kawhi Leonard to Toronto.