WATCH: Raptors pay tribute to DeMar DeRozan in return to Toronto

DeMar DeRozan

First came a standing ovation that lasted through the introduction of coach Gregg Popovich. Then came a tribute video.

DeMar DeRozan got a warm welcome in Toronto on Friday.

It was the Spurs guard’s first time back in the city since the Raptors traded him to San Antonio in July 2018.

First came a standing ovation lasting through the introduction of coach Gregg Popovich. Then came a tribute video ending with a message: “Thank you, DeMar.”

Watch it here:

DeRozan spent almost a decade with the Raptors.

Toronto selected him as the ninth-overall pick in the 2009 draft. The four-time All-Star averaged 19.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in his career with the Raptors.

In San Antonio, DeRozan is shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 17.1 percent from 3-point range. He is also averaging a career-high 6.1 assists.

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