DeMar DeRozan’s Future at Bulls in Doubt: Report

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DeMar DeRozan looked set to resign with the Bulls, that was until the Josh Giddey-Alex Caruso trade happened.

The 34-year-old veteran will become a free agent this summer after three seasons in Chicago.

Just a few weeks ago, DeMar was reportedly ready to re-sign with the franchise.

But this week, the Bulls made a shock trade, dealing Caruso to OKC and landing young guard Giddey and saying goodbye to their best defender in the process.

This trade may well have thrown DeRozan’s plans into disarray, as he now plans to hear rival offers, C/P’s Brett Siegel reports.

“The belief heading into the final month of the regular season was that DeMar DeRozan would find common ground on a new contract with the Chicago Bulls after being offered a two-year, $80 million deal by the team,” Siegel said. “After the Bulls went ahead and traded Alex Caruso for Josh Giddey in a move that left many around the league scratching their heads, DeRozan’s future is now more uncertain.

“Rival teams are anticipating that DeRozan will hear out offers that come his way when the free agency period begins on June 30, potentially leading to a departure from Chicago. As HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported in May, the Clippers could be a very intriguing spot for DeRozan if they were to lose George this offseason.”

DeRozan averaged 24 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Bulls in 2023-24 and could be a useful veteran presence to a number of teams, including the Lakers, Heat and 76ers.

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