San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

Spurs: Ranking Top 5 free agents from Texas NBA teams

San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan
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1. DeMar DeRozan - San Antonio Spurs

Besides Kawhi Leonard, you won't see a bigger name who's open to leaving his current situation than DeMar DeRozan this summer. DeMar is coming off his eighth straight season averaging over 20 points per game and finished the season as one of the most clutch performers in the league.

If you're reading a Spurs site, by now you know just how much DeRozan offers. He's a pure scorer with a variety of ways to score (within the 3-point line, of course). He also provides leadership and fiery passion to any situation, often wearing his feelings on his sleeve when out on the hardwood.

It goes without saying that any team would be lucky to have DeRozan going forward, but should the Spurs continue their experiment with DeMar as their leader? I've previously explored every possible option the Spurs have with him in a free agency period in which he's said he'd have a wide-open approach.

On one hand, it feels like the time is now for the Spurs to fully embrace their youth like never before, even if it will undoubtedly lead to growing pains. Having their go-to guy being a non-factor from the 3-point line was a huge factor in their last-place finish in attempts and seventh-worst percentage in that area.

On the other hand, it's hard to tell who, if anyone, will step up for big buckets time and time again when the Spurs need them most with DeRozan gone.

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Wherever you fall in the keep or release argument, DeMar is easily the best free agent from the Texas teams and will have numerous suitors if the Spurs decide to move on. It's going to be a very interesting offseason for the Silver and Black and DeRozan.

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