This Chicago Bulls trade idea involving DeMar DeRozan makes no sense

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The 2022-2023 Chicago Bulls are far from what they were a year ago. Just 12 months ago, the Bulls looked like they could end up winning the Eastern Conference.

Arturas Karnisovas and company had pulled off a couple of moves which some criticized, but the moves were panning out.

Dealing for Lonzo Ball gave this team new life on both ends of the floor. His defense single-handedly leveled up the rest of this roster. Offensively, his sound mind and play-making ability had them firing on a different level.

Then, there was the move which landed DeMar DeRozan that came under fire. All DeRozan did was prove every doubter dead wrong — and then some.

Speaking of DeRozan, he’s been the one constant for Chicago this year. Now, suddenly, his name is popping up in notable trade ideas.

This trade idea which sends DeMar DeRozan to from the Chicago Bulls, our West, is a terrible idea.

Bill Simmons recently provided his thoughts on how he could “fix the Bulls,” so to speak. One of his ideas had the Bulls sending DeRozan to the Los Angeles Lakers, and involved a few more big-time pieces.

So, the Bulls would walk away with point guard Russell Westbrook and a pair of first-round picks. Meanwhile, the Lakers go home with DeRozan and a legitimate option at center in Nikola Vucevic.

Let’s break this down a bit further.