DeMar DeRozan is the newest member of the San Antonio Spurs. He joined the team in the high-profile Kawhi Leonard trade.
Prior to the trade, DeRozan had spent his entire nine-year NBA career with the Toronto Raptors. He's made it clear since the deal that he feels betrayed by what happened and he wanted to finish his career in Toronto.
However, DeRozan still has to make the best of his current situation. One of the pluses of his new organization is its head coach, Gregg Popovich.
Pop is one of the most accomplished coaches in NBA history. He should be able to get the most out of DeRozan this season, including using the chip on his shoulder after being dealt to his benefit.
Pop and DeRozan are working together this week for the first time. Team USA is practicing in Las Vegas, and Popovich is the head coach.
Video of him and DeRozan is going viral today. They seem to be getting along famously.
This is a good sign for Spurs fans. The team endured the drama of its best player (Leonard) feuding with the organization last year.
A motivated DeRozan will be a huge help for San Antonio this season.