According to TNT’s David Aldridge, DeRozan feels he was lied to by Raptors management regarding his future with the team and is “extremely upset” about it.
Sportsnet’s own Michael Grange corroborated that report with a source telling him DeRozan was assured during a face-to-face meeting with Raptors president Masai Ujiri that he would not be dealt.
DeRozan posted a series of cryptic messages on his Instagram story early Wednesday with one caption reading: “Be told one thing and the outcome another. Can’t trust em. Ain’t no loyalty in this game. Sell you out for a quick little bit of nothing…”
DeMar DeRozan’s Instagram this morning. pic.twitter.com/tFbSeH6l9X
— Alex Seixeiro (@alexfan590) July 18, 2018
DeRozan has spent every minute of his NBA career with the Raptors after the team selected him ninth overall in the 2009 draft.
The 28-year-old is the franchise leader in games played and has scored more points than any other player in Raptors history.