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Trending - July 18, 2018

NBA Players Blast Toronto on Social Media For Trading DeMar Derozan

The NBA is a business and loyalty has almost banished from it. If a team has the chance to improve, they’ll do everything in their power to do so even if it means trading their franchise player.

The most recent case is the Toronto Raptors shockingly trading All-Star guard DeMar Derozan to San Antonio in a multi-player deal featuring superstar forward Kawhi Leonard. Derozan spent the first nine seasons of his career in Toronto and holds a number of franchise records to his credit. The 28-year-old guard, alongside Kyle Lowry, led the Raptors to the playoffs for five consecutive seasons and turned a subpar franchise into one of the most prominent in the Eastern Conference. It’s obvious Derozan was Toronto’s franchise player, but once again, the NBA is a business.

A number of NBA players came to Derozan’s defense on social media, including some who have played alongside him in Toronto, as well as players who simply commented because the news was so surprising.

They did, “Lou Will.” Williams, who played alongside Derozan in 2014-15, called the franchise a “snake.” Everybody thinks Kevin Durant is the league’s “snake,” but can it get worse than Toronto firing former head coach Dwane Casey before being named the 2017-18 NBA Coach of the Year and now this?

Freezing cold, Damian Lillard. The NBA is a business.

Ross and Carroll, two former teammates of Derozan feel the four-time NBA All-Star deserves a statue for his service with Toronto.

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter took a direct shot at the Toronto Raptors AND Kawhi Leonard in this tweet. Kanter claims Toronto gave Derozan away “for nothing.”

Rookie of the Year runner-up and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell need a gif to show his thoughts on the blockbuster deal.

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