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Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is expected to opt out of his current deal with the Raptors and become a free agent this July. Over the past year, there were reports that suggested DeRozan didn’t want to leave what he helped build in Toronto and would re-sign with the Raptors on a max deal.
However, with the Lakers headed into arguably the most important off season in franchise history, there are a lot of big names being linked to La-La Land and one of those names is Compton-native DeMar DeRozan.
According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, DeRozan has already made it “very, very clear” that he wants to be in Los Angeles next season.
“He’s made it very, very clear that he wants to be in L.A.,” Smith said of DeRozan’s intentions in free agency. “He has family out there. He’s from out there. He wants to be in L.A. He wants to wear the purple and gold, and if there’s a way for it to happen, again he’s restricted, if there’s a way for it to happen, DeMar DeRozan will be in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform next season.”