SAN ANTONIO - DeMar DeRozan has struggled during the month of January, and that has led to concerns surrounding the health of the Spurs' shooting guard.
DeRozan put those questions about his health to rest Sunday night after the Spurs suffered their second straight home loss, this time to an undermanned Clippers team.
"Physically, I'm OK, I've just been playing like sh--," DeRozan said.
ICYMI: Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan doesnt mince words after Clippers loss...when asked about how health, shooting slump, DeMar said: "Physically I'm OK. I've just been playing like shit." DeRozan avg 15.3 ppg in Jan, still reb and assisting well (📹@adamthephotog) #KSATsports #NBA pic.twitter.com/nXsrWYUoob — RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) January 21, 2019
DeRozan struggled Sunday night as he made only four of 16 shots and had four turnovers.
His eight points scored were his second-lowest total of the season.
DeRozan has been playing heavy minutes this season, and sat out Friday's win over the Timberwolves with what the team listed as left ankle soreness.
DeRozan says there are no health concerns, but his point per game average in January has dropped to 15.3 and his shooting percentage is now only 39 percent from the field this month.
In October, he averaged nearly 28 points per game and nearly 22 points per game in November and December.
When asked about his recent shooting slump, the Spurs' guard was candid about his approach to snapping out of it.
"You have to face it head first like a man. Take the good with the bad. You can't shy around it or make excuses," DeRozan said.
Despite his recent struggles scoring, DeRozan still leads the team in assists and is averaging a career-high in rebounds. The four-time all-star guard is confident he can regain his scoring form.
"The amount of work I (put in). Everything I work on, it's going to turn," DeRozan said. "I'm not worried about it."
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