The SpinDoctor said
"I have spoken to his [DeMar] agent multiple times over the last several weeks to start to establish a dialogue, a concrete dialogue and a meaningful dialogue with respect to whether or not it’s going to work out from a timing perspective for both sides.
“We’ve also agreed that should we not come to a conclusion with respect to an extension at this time, clearly it’s not the end of the world. We may have to grow together more before that deal is imminent.”
Doug Smith opined it’s time for prudence and see where DeMar goes this season before you think about locking him up for any length of time.
I agree with his opinion as I am not yet convinced DeMarr DeRozan will amount to anything more than a fringe starter or scorer off the bench.
I would definitely not offer him a $6-8M a year contract based on his past performance.
In my opinion, DeMar made good strides as a cutter last year.