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San Antonio Spurs: Pros and cons of re-signing DeMar DeRozan

Cal Durrett
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San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan will be entering unrestricted free agency later this summer, and after three seasons with the team, it's very possible that he's played his final game in silver and black.

The potential departure of DeRozan has now been on the minds of Spurs fans for well over a year, even dating back to last Spring when rumors were floating around that he was unhappy in San Antonio.

More recently, rumors began floating around that he would be taking a "wide-open approach" to free agency along with talk that he could be sent to the Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal. Even if he were interested in re-signing with the Spurs though, several other teams have the ability to outbid the Spurs if they so chose.

Within Spurs social media communities, it appears that the jury is still out on whether or not fans want to move on from the four-time All-Star or continue to keep him around as a veteran presence. While some hold the viewpoint that having veterans like DeRozan around is necessary for the continued development of the young core, others claim that he is only hindering those efforts.

As the Spurs' best player, in theory, re-signing DeRozan should be the Spurs' number one priority this offseason. That said, as you can see, the decision of whether or not to re-sign DeRozan is far from being black and white. There are several pros and cons that the Spurs front office should consider ahead of his upcoming free agency.