Potential DeRozan Sign-and-Trade Could Be Three-Team Deal

Buzz on the NBA rumor mill continues to grow louder around a potential sign-and-trade for DeMar DeRozan currently being worked on by the Chicago Bulls and the Sacramento Kings. But there is a snag. 

Per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls are, understandably, not interested in taking on large salaries that aren't expiring, so a third team will have to get involved. 

"They've been talking this week, and they're going to need a third team involved in a sign-and-trade. Chicago is certainly willing to facilitate helping DeMar DeRozan get more than the midlevel exception on a team that doesn't have cap space, but they don't want to take back significant contracts".

As further explained by John Hollinger in The Athletic, "The biggest complication here seems to be the Kings would need to pay two different teams in draft capital: First, to a team with room or a large trade exception like the Pistons or Jazz to take one of Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles or Kevin Huerter, and second, to the Bulls for completing the DeRozan sign-and-trade.  

So as they say, this whole thing is getting complicated. 

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