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DeMar DeRozan Reveals What He Did Right After The Raptors Traded Him

DeMar DeRozan warms up for the Raptors.

DeMar Derozan was truly hurt by the Raptors decision to trade him to the Spurs. The All-Star shooting guard had played his entire career in Toronto. He felt his team was ready to make a run to the NBA Finals now that LeBron James is out of the Eastern Conference.

The Southern California native opened up about the trade in a recent interview with ESPN's Chris Haynes.

DeRozan felt he was mistreated by the front-office.

"I felt like I wasn't treated with what I sacrificed for nine years, with the respect that I thought I deserved." he said about how he was treated by GM Masai Ujiri. "...I'm not saying, 'You don't have to trade me' or ... just let me know something is going on because I sacrificed everything."

DeRozan also opened up about what he did right after he learned of the trade. The All-Star guard made a trip to the home of the Raptors' biggest celebrity fan.

"Day it came out, I went to Drake's house. Me and him, sat and talked for a couple of hours," he said. "Not even on some hoops stuff. Just to hear the words that come from him, being the person that he is, especially in Toronto. What I meant to this city. It was what I needed."

Drake often gets mocked for being somewhat of a bandwagon fan, but his loyalty to the Raptors is legitimate. It's cool to hear that he was able to help console DeRozan following the trade news.