In a huge free agency move, the Bulls continue to rebuild their roster. Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is on his way to the Chicago Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal with the Spurs. His new contract is worth $85 million over three years.
In return, the Spurs receive Thaddeus Young and Al-Faroq Aminu along with future first round selection and a 2022 second round pick.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the contract details on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 3, 2021
DeRozan began his career with the Toronto Raptors, drafted ninth overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. He spent nine seasons there before being traded to the Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs would go on to win the NBA Finals with Leonard as a direct result of that trade.
He is a career 20 point-per-game scorer, adding 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. The 31-year-old is generally one of the game’s healthiest, as well, apart from regular bumps and bruises that are a part of NBA life. DeRozan now joins Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball as the team looks toward a new look.
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