"I finally had a summer to really concentrate and lock in on myself as a player," said DeRozan, who followed up Toronto's run to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2016 by winning gold with United States at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "I think that's going to be very beneficial."
"I think the president brought a lot of this stuff on himself," said DeRozan, who is American but plays in Canada. "He brought it on himself, he brought it on us as a country. ... I feel no player is trying to disrespect anybody, no flag or anything like that, but we seem to be the ones who get all the disrespect from our so-called leader."