The star, 29, last year admitted he was devastated to move from Toronto Raptors after nine seasons in Canada.
He was drafted by the Raptors in 2009 as the ninth overall pick.
DeRozan has had a mixed start to his Spurs career with the team on a 33-27 record this season.
He is back feeling good about his basketball again since the imposed move.
“I read what’s written about him”
He said last month: “It took a while for me to get back in that happy place.”
“Where I didn’t care about much in the sense of like, ‘Just be happy, man. Just be yourself. Don’t worry about all that other stuff.'”
He will star against the Knicks, who are on a poor 11-48 record themselves, in New York tonight.
DeRozan is married to Kiara Morrison, the mother of his two young children.
They met during DeRozan’s only season at the University of Southern California.
The two were attracted to each other because of their shared passion for basketball.
Morrison is obsessed with the sport and is known to yell out plays during matches.
She also keeps track on what people are saying about her future husband online.
“I read what’s written about him and I just want to go on all the blogs or whatever and write, ‘You have no idea what you’re talking about,’” Morrison told Sports Net in 2012.
“He’s always telling me, ‘Why do you bother reading that junk?’ He’ll say he doesn’t, but he sees that stuff. It fuels him.
“He needs to be pushed and he shows up when he’s challenged.”
Morrison, who is half-Filipino, went to the Philippines with DeRozan for publicity event NBA cares.
She told ABS CBN News that it was the first time she’d ever been there.
“It’s great to be back here for the first time, to experience the culture with DeMar,” Morrison said in 2014.
“DeMar eats a lot of adobo! But for some reason he prefers my mom’s better than mine!”
DeRozan and Morrison have two young daughters. His older daughter is named Diar, who was born in 2013.
Diar starred in one of those adorable press conferences when a young child steals the spotlight from their father.
In May 2016, she interrupted DeRozan to tell everyone “I love my daddy”.
A few weeks earlier, she starred in an Instagram video, telling everyone to “bote my daddy” for a spot at the All-Star Game.
Their younger daughter, Mari, was born in 2016.
Basketball is in Morrison’s blood.
Her father, Keith Morrison, played for the Alaska team in the Philippine Basketball Association during the late 1980s.
The franchise started in 1986 as the Alaska Milkmen and is now known as the Alaska Aces.
It is owned by the Alaska Milk Corporation, which makes milk products in the Philippines.
According to ABS CBN News, Morrison’s parents met when her dad was still serving in the military.
Her dad was a member of Alaska’s inaugural season, 1986, helping the team reach the quarter-finals in the All-Filipino Conference and Open Conference.
Before playing in the Philippines, Keith Morrison attended Washington State.