DeMar DeRozan could reportedly request to get out of the Windy City amidst the inconsistency and chemistry concerns from the 11th-place Chicago Bulls (13-18), according to Chris Haynes.
DeRozan has been Chicago’s best and most consistent star this year, averaging 25.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game on 50.8 percent shooting from the field. He’s also set to play one more season on the three-year 81.9 million deal he signed when the Spurs traded him to the Bulls on a sign-and-trade move.
Natural bucket getter.@DeMar_DeRozan | @NBCSChicago pic.twitter.com/YZEgWuKFy7— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) December 21, 2022
The Bulls have two options when it comes to trying to retain a high-caliber player like DeRozan, improve and extend him or let him walk if they can’t win this season or the next. It’ll be interesting to see how the three-time Alll-NBA selection and the Bulls respond to reports of dysfunction in the locker room surrounding DeRozan and fellow All-Star Zach LaVine.
Chicago will look to get back on track when they take on the Knicks on Friday. In order for that to happen, the finger-pointing and lack of accountability will have to be solved so that the Bulls can maximize their potential over the next two seasons.