As of late, DeMar DeRozan has been absolutely magical. The Chicago Bulls guard has put on a show in recent games, proving once again that he was a steal for the team two offseasons ago.
But, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows.
The Bulls are amidst many rumors when it comes to their future. Will they blow it up? Does that mean they try and trade Nikola Vucevic’s expiring deal before the deadline? What about the massive Zach LaVine contract?
Even DeRozan has been involved in rumors lately, suggesting he could ask for a trade next summer. If he were to do so, there are three deals the Bulls should try and pursue.
DeMar DeRozan trades if he asks to leave the Chicago Bulls: The Memphis Grizzlies
For the past few years, the Memphis Grizzlies have been a mark of consistency behind young superstar guard Ja Morant and his supporting cast. This is a team that’s just one big name away from a title, in some folks’ opinion.
Here’s the deal that brings DeRozan to Memphis, uniting him with Morant and company.
The Bulls get a first rounder right away in 2023, giving them some extra ammunition to rebuild right away. But, they also get a second first rounder in 2025.
The Bulls get Tyus Jones to add to their point guard plethora, but depending on what they do with guys like Coby White and Goran Dragic, Jones could play a key role next season.
Chicago also gets a starting-caliber center in Steven Adams, who can step in for Vucevic who is likely done in a Bulls uniform.
For the Grizzlies, this gives them their best chance at winning a championship in the coming year.