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DeMar DeRozan Voted Eastern Conference Player of the Week

On the back of game-winning buzzer-beaters in consecutive games, DeMar DeRozan was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

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In the least surprising news around the sports world, Bulls’ forward DeMar DeRozan is the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Over the past week, DeRozan put up stats consistent with his season averages up to this point. The 13-year veteran averaged nearly 28 points per game across Chicago’s four games during that span. In addition, he averaged just over seven rebounds and five assists.

Most importantly, DeRozan helped lead the Bulls to a perfect 4-0 record on the week, including two game-winners against the Pacers and Wizards.

DeRozan became the first player since Larry Bird in 1985 to make game-winning buzzer-beaters in consecutive games. Even more impressively, DeRozan became the first player in the history of the NBA to make game-winning buzzer-beaters in consecutive games on consecutive days.

Many believed the Bulls overpaid for DeRozan’s services in the offseason. Some even declared DeRozan the worst free-agent signing of the offseason.

Since coming to the Bulls, DeMar DeRozan has averaged 26.8 points per game on 49.5% shooting. He is also shooting a career-high 37.8% from the three-point line. All of these stats have put DeRozan firmly into the conversation for NBA MVP.

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