Chicago Bulls Can Still Pursue Free Agent Guard Demar DeRozan

 

The Chicago Bulls have been very active thus far in Free Agency and they may not be done yet with the major moves.  The Bulls kicked off free agency by agreeing to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans to bring point guard Lonzo Ball to Chicago. While it may seem this move and the subsequent 4 year $85million deal Ball agreed to would leave the Bulls with limited options for the remainder of the free-agent frenzy, you’d be wrong.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported earlier today that the Bulls were interested in a sign and trade with the San Antonio Spurs involving Demar DeRozan heading to Chicago for Lauri Markkanen.

Mark K laid out what the Ball trade means for Chicago and all the possibilities that still lay before Chicago after the deal with the Pelicans.

DeRozan has been linked to multiple teams this offseason; including the New York Knicks and Miami Heat.  DeRozan is a bit of a throwback player who is only a 28% career three-point shooter but would provide a valuable veteran presence for a Bulls franchise looking to make a serious run at the playoffs.  Adding DeRozan to the core of Zach Lavine, Patrick Williams, Lonzo Ball, and Nikola Vucevic would make the Bulls a legitimate contender for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Whatever the outcome of the DeRozan situation, one thing is clear: the Bulls are going to be active and aggressive as this offseason continues.

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