NBA players stunned by Raptors trading DeMar DeRozan

Jefferson to DeRozan: You're going to a great place (1:55)

Richard Jefferson addresses both sides of the Spurs reportedly trading Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan. (1:55)

The early-morning trade that sent Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors and DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs had NBA Twitter buzzing, but not for the reasons you might expect. Yes, there was fallout from two All-Stars in their primes swapping conferences, but their fellow players were far more focused on what they perceived as lack of loyalty shown by the Raptors to DeRozan, something Toronto's all-time leading scorer touched on in his own Instagram Story.

DeRozan's fellow NBA players, including former Raptors teammate Lou Williams, were quick to echo his thoughts about loyalty in a league that has seen 17 different former All-Stars traded since the start of last summer.

Other former teammates of DeRozan were quick to point out his importance to the franchise and that he should be honored in Toronto at some point in the future.

The Spurs official Twitter account welcomed DeRozan to San Antonio with a one-minute highlight reel, while posting simple "Thank You" images for Leonard and Danny Green, the other Spurs player involved in the trade.

Green, meanwhile, posted a lengthy, heartfelt farewell message on his personal Instagram account.

SAN ANTONIO....Can't express the LOVE I have for you, the city, the fans & the organization. I want to thank you all for allowing me to be a part of something AMAZING for so many years. I have many great memories that I will take with me. Through the ups and downs you've always made me feel SPECIAL. I want to personally thank Pop and RC for being the first to believe in me and give me the opportunity. Thank you to my TEAMMATES for always encouraging me and being there for me (going to miss you guys the most)..so many battles. Thank you to the COMMUNITY for accepting me and allowing me to feel at HOME...all of you will ALWAYS be a big part of me and will ALWAYS be FAMILY! LOVE YOU ALL! Looking forward to my next chapter in TORONTO! #tothetruefans #THANKYOU #onceaspuralwaysaspur

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