DeMar DeRozan’s second season with the Chicago Bulls didn’t go in addition to the primary one did.
Whereas in Yr 1 DeRozan was an MVP candidate and led his squad into the NBA playoffs, Yr 2 was mired with accidents and mediocrity.
Technically, DeRozan continues to be beneath contract with the Bulls, however it’s broadly anticipated that the group will discover its choices this summer season so far as dealing him.
If Chicago does choose to commerce DeRozan, a number of potential suitors for his companies have emerged.
Based on insider Will Gottlieb, there are a number of squads value maintaining a tally of.
“The [Memphis] Grizzlies are positively a group that may be capable to use a stabilizing veteran drive who may be relied on to attain within the half court docket — one thing the Grizzlies battle to do,” he wrote.
“Getting Tyus Jones, one of many Grizzlies younger gamers and/or a decide might be an attractive package deal to maintain the Bulls afloat now whereas additionally replenishing their asset base.”
That mentioned, Gottlieb additionally appeared to point that different organizations could have curiosity in DeRozan as nicely.
“The [New York] Knicks are at all times star buying,” he continued.
“[The] Portland [Trail Blazers] might be an possibility. [The Los Angeles] Lakers are a pure match however have cap inquiries to reply themselves. The [Milwaukee] Bucks if Khris Middleton leaves. [The] Dallas [Mavericks are] determined so as to add expertise round Luka Doncic.
“The [Houston] Rockets are able to climb out of the basement. [The] Orlando [Magic] might be able to make a transfer to step ahead. Perhaps a reunion in Toronto might be so as.
“I don’t count on DeRozan to be the primary possibility for any of those groups, however as quickly as groups begin hanging out, they might flip to the Bulls, who could also be able of energy on this market.”
This isn’t he first time chatter about DeRozan becoming a member of the Lakers has arisen in latest months. That mentioned, it’s onerous to neglect how a lot dangerous blood there was from when L.A. wronged him earlier than pursuing Russell Westbrook as an alternative. It’s not clear if all events concerned have forgiven and forgotten.
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Both method, although – it’s more and more trying like massive modifications are on the horizon for Chicago.
Who will the Bulls finally commerce DeRozan to when it’s all mentioned and completed? Time will inform.
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