DeRozan thanks Toronto fans: 'You embraced me as one of your own'

DeMar De Rozan thanks Raptors fans in heartfelt farewell message

"Here's what someone who knows Leonard as well as anybody told me privately: 'He's going to fall in love with Toronto - it's going to happen".

After initially posting online about his frustrations with the Raptors trading him to the Spurs earlier this week, DeMar DeRozan took to Instagram on Saturday to share his positive feelings about the city of Toronto and Canada as a whole. All I ever wanted to do was duplicate it 10 times over just to show my appreciation.

The All-NBA forward was traded to the Raptors for a package that included All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. Thank you Toronto, thank you Canada. He said ownership has yet to contact DeRozan since the deal.

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The image is the only one now on DeRozan's Instagram page, after he recently wiped it clean.

The Toronto Raptors have always struggled to attract top-level free agents to join them so when the opportunity to trade for Kawhi Leonard arose, they simply couldn't pass it up. Ain't no loyalty in this game. That changed with Wednesday's transaction, however, that sent him, Jakob Poeltl and a draft pick to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing. "Soon you'll understand... Don't disturb..."

Nichols, ESPN's host of "The Jump", started with questions about Robinson's work with IDEA Carver Academy, what Robinson was recognized for with the ENSPIRE award, but ended with question's about the departure of Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard.

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Immediately after the trade, ESPN's Chris Haynes reported that Leonard has no intention of staying in Toronto beyond next season.

After acquiring the best talent in Raptors' history and assembling perhaps the best team in the Eastern Conference, one might think team president Masai Ujiri was finished for the summer.

Ujiri said Friday the fans were not forgotten in the trade decision but it's "hard to satisfy everybody".

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DeRozan has led the Raptors in scoring the last five seasons and has been a favourite among fans and teammates during his nine-year run with the team.

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