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.