Chicago Bulls All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan had a wonderful first season in Chicago. From the front office to his teammates, and the city, he called it “perfect.”
Unfortunately, it wasn’t the ending he wanted. The Bulls bowed out of the playoffs Thursday night, losing their first-round series 4-1 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Their lone win came on the back of an amazing performance by DeRozan, who scored 41 in a Game 2 victory.
DeRozan addressed a number of topics during his exit interview, including fellow All-Star teammate Zach LaVine. “Max everything,” DeRozan said of LaVine. Of course, DeRozan was referencing LaVine’s impending free agency and how many expect him to receive a max contract offer.
DeRozan only had positive things to say and is eager to get back to work for next season. On the topic of building for the future, DeRozan is ready to recruit. If a player were to reach out, DeRozan said he’d have no issue helping bring them aboard this offseason.
A DeMarvelous Introduction to Chicago
DeMar DeRozan averaged a career-high in points per game (27.9) during his first season with the Chicago Bulls. He also shot a career-high from downtown at 35%. His incredible performances provided Bulls fans with the most entertaining campaign since the Derrick Rose era. Hell, he had the best singular season for the Bulls outside of Rose’s MVP year and the Michael Jordan era.
DeRozan said it was a “dream-come-true” year for him. Hopefully, the Bulls can add some complementary talent around their current core and run it back during the 2022-23 NBA season.
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