The Chicago Bulls are expected to make some major changes to their roster. As a result, they are likely to trade DeMar DeRozan. Now, an NBA writer has proposed a trade deal in which the Los Angeles Lakers will trade for DeRozan. Here is the potential trade idea!
Los Angeles Lakers Land DeMar DeRozan – The Trade Proposal
- The Chicago Bulls will receive D’Angelo Russell, Gabe Vincent, and a 2030 First-Round Draft Pick.
- The Los Angeles Lakers will receive DeMar DeRozan in exchange.
Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report has proposed this trade deal between the Lakers and the Bulls. According to Bailey, the Bulls are looking to make some major changes to their roster. And as a part of the rebuilding process, they are moving DeRozan.
The Bulls are considering moving DeRozan as he is on an expiring contract with the Bulls.
DeMar DeRozan with the ASSIST OF THE YEAR?! pic.twitter.com/xvgGDMQEhE
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 14, 2023
DeRozan and LeBron James: Can Two Ball-Dominant Stars Coexist on Lakers?
If the Los Angeles Lakers acquire DeRozan from the Bulls, then they could have a strong roster with players like LeBron James, Jarred Vanderbilt, DeRozan, Austin Reaves, Anthony Davis, and more.
DeRozan is a friend of James and Davis, and he was expected to sign the Lakers in the summer of 2021 when he met the management at James’ house. However, they didn’t acquire him and went for Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards. On the other hand, the Bulls acquired DeRozan.
If the Lakers acquire DeRozan from the Bulls, their players will have to adjust to his play style. This is because he is fond of taking the ball in his hand. At the same time, LeBron James is also a ball-dominating player, which could cause problems between the two stars.
So, if the Lakers successfully trade for DeRozan from the Bulls, it would be surprising to see how they would position him on the roster.