This Raptors-Spurs trade brings back DeMar DeRozan to Toronto

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DeMar DeRozan was one of the best Toronto Raptors in franchise history. He was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in a deal that landed Kawhi Leonard in Toronto. This led to the first championship in franchise history. There is a chance that DeRozan reunites with the Raptors prior to the start of the NBA regular season.

The Raptors re-signed Fred VanVleet this NBA offseason. Along with VanVleet, Pascal Siakam is the future of the Raptors. They are a window team that is looking to finish near the top of the Eastern Conference once again in the upcoming season. If they were to acquire DeRozan back, this would help them achieve their goals even further.

San Antonio has two veterans on the team in DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge. These are trade pieces this season because of the current look of the Spurs franchise.

The Spurs are looking to the future and hoping to get younger on the roster. This means they could get a return for both DeRozan and Aldridge. With both players being on expiring deals, capitalizing on their trade value now makes the most sense.

In the trade, DeMar DeRozan would be sent back to the Toronto Raptors. This is what a potential trade between the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors could look like.