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LOOK: DeMar DeRozan posts heartfelt farewell to Toronto Raptors

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Three days after being traded by the Toronto Raptors, shooting guard DeMar DeRozan took to Instagram to thank the city where his NBA career all began and where he grew for nine years.

The 28-year-old thanked Toronto and expressed his gratitude for the city and fan base taking him in as a 19-year-old and immediately supporting him. The No. 9 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, he was extremely appreciative for everything he experienced in Toronto.

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It’s also the first public comments from DeRozan since the trade and a nice move by the veteran guard to thank the city and fan base.

While the move to San Antonio will provide a massive change for him. Hopefully, it is a situation where he can thrive. He should now become the star in San Antonio and could quickly become a player everyone in the city loves as much as the fans in Toronto did.