DeMar DeRozan's potential return to Toronto or trade with other NBA teams might not make sense.

After an awful start this season, the Spurs are evidently in the process of making certain changes in the future. And according to some NBA executives, these changes will definitely have something to do with the team’s current star, DeRozan.

San Antonio’s losing streak this season has led many in NBA to quietly begin to wonder if the Spurs might consider changing things up in the form of a deal. The two likeliest trade candidates are the team’s two highest-paid players – DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge. The two stars are now being linked to trade rumors due to theassumption that it wouldn’t make much sense for the Spurs to ship out any of their promising young talents who are on cheap contracts, especially now that they are in recuperating process.

But the question is, what could be the type of team that will be interested in Deozan at this point? Definitely a team lacking scoring and playmaking on the perimeter would possibly be rooting for DeRozan if he were to be put up on the trade block.

A Western Conference NBA executive, who opted to remain anonymous, told HoopsHype that DeRozan’s former team Raptors might work out for him.

“It sounds crazy, but Toronto actually makes a lot of sense as a landing spot for DeRozan,” the Western Conference executive said.

“As far as what Toronto would have to give up, it would probably have to be a first-round pick plus Serge Ibaka or Marc Gasol,” the source added.

DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Raptors looks on during the closing second of the Raptors 106-98 loss to the Washington Wizards during Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC., April 22, 2018. Rob Carr/Getty Images

Reuniting with the Raptors might not sound bad at all for the highflying scorer. However, there were some key factors in DeRozan’s game which make him less appealing for NBA teams today.

According to Raptors Rupture, it's not just the Raptors deal that doesn't make any sense for DeRozan. The article pointed out that any deal that involves DeRozan is unlikely to work out well in the future.

One of the main reasons is DeRozan’s offense. Offensively, the Raptors have refined their game under Nick Nurse. Currently, the team owns the highest three-point percentage in the league. On the other hand, DeRozan's game is historically the opposite of floor-spacing.

In fact, 19 games, DeRozan has only taken two three-pointers. He is also widely known as a below-averaged defender. Such factors strongly suggest that it would be hard for teams to bargain for DeRozan given the way games are played today in the NBA.