DeMar DeRozan took notice of all the rumors about his potential signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. The veteran is one of the most common names linked to LA in the offseason.
The California native will become free agent and it seems like he is willing to find a home somewhere else. Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reported that DeRozan would love to return home. He may accept less money to play with LeBron James and the Lakers.
It was a huge report and a lot of people talked about it online. DeRozan didn’t make an official statement, but his cryptic tweet added fuel to the fire.
He just tweeted out an emoji of a boy looking at his laptop. What does this mean?
DeMar DeRozan “addressed” Lakers rumors
Yes, DeRozan read Turner’s report. He didn’t say “no.” Maybe he wants to become a Laker after all. DeRozan was a fan of the Lakers and he is one of the best NBA players to come out of LA in the last twenty years. This offseason is super interesting and experts have already made a few predictions.
Truth is, DeRozan is a nice fit with LA. He will definitely be the third-best scorer on the roster. There’s zero signs of aging and DeRozan was averaging 21.6 points per game with the San Antonio Spurs last season. The Lakers need all the help they can get and DeRozan’s scoring seems like a good idea right now.
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DeRozan is a career 28.1% 3-point shooter. His style may work, but the Lakers don’t have too many efficient 3-point shooters on the roster at the moment. If DeRozan joins LA on a lower salary, LA will get a better chance to win.
Brooklyn Nets free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie would love to join LeBron, too. Turner confirmed the news.
“Guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who starred at Woodland Hills Taft High and California, declined his player option for $12.3 million with Brooklyn to become an unrestricted free agent,” Turner wrote. “Dinwiddie, who missed most of last season because of an ACL injury, has interest in joining the Lakers.”
Things are taking an interesting turn at this point of the offseason. General Manager Rob Pelinka will have to play wisely this time.