DeMar DeRozan Signs 3-year Deal With the Bulls


He thought over his options, and decided that a $22 million pay cut was not exactly what he was hoping for in free agency, so DeMar DeRozan is on his way to the Windy City with a 3-year, $85 million dollar contract. 

It's a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs, with the Chicago Bulls sending Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, plus a future 1st, and two 2nd-round draft picks to the Spurs. 

The Bulls are now packing a ton of firepower, with DeRozan joining Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic, and with the point guards to get them the ball in the newly-acquired Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso. 

DeRozan's name had been all over the rumor mill in the past week or so, including suggestions that he might join his former Toronto Raptors running mate Kyle Lowry, and even one that he was looking into the Los Angeles Clippers, who could only afford to give him the $5.9 million dollar taxpayer mid-level exception. Seeing as DeRozan has been earning $27.7 million the past 5 seasons, that seemed unlikely.

DeRozan averaged 21.6 PPG this past season with the Spurs, while LaVine put up a career high 27.4, and Vucevic finished with a 23.4 PPG average after coming over to the Bulls at the trade deadline. 

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