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Request a transfer to leave Chicago? DeMar DeRozan prefers to be ironic

A few days ago, a Bleacher Report article explained that executives were closely monitoring the situation of the Bulls, believing that DeMar DeRozan could claim his transfer at the end of the current campaign.

The winger is however under contract until 2024 but the leaders (anonymous) were visibly betting on an implosion of the Bulls, driven by the frustration of the former Raptors and Spurs player who, at 33, no longer has a time to waste if he wants to be able to win an NBA title.

DeMar DeRozan initially responded to these rumors with irony. On his Instagram accounthe posted a clip from the film “Training Day”. “It’s a newspaper, isn’t it?” » asks the character played by Denzel Washington. “It’s 90% bullshit, but it’s fun. That’s why I read it. »

“If I sign something, my goal is always to finish it” detailed the winger to the Chicago Sun-Times, before his winning shot against the Knicks. “It’s like that with everything in life. I signed up to be a father, not to be a part-time father. I treat all subjects the same. »

For DeMar DeRozan, it is very bad to know him to think that he imagines leaving the ship along the way.

“In my 14 year career, I’ve never talked about a trade, asked for a trade or anything. So when I see something like that in an article, it mostly makes me laugh. »

That’s why he preferred to make fun of it.

“When you’re young in the NBA, you find out things, if you hear rumors like that, it disturbs you because you wonder where it comes from. But I have grown old, and nothing disturbs me now. Maybe if my mother said stuff in the press, it would bother me, but apart from that, no, nothing affects me. »

DeMar DeRozan Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2009-10 TOR 77 22 49.8 25.0 76.3 0.9 2.0 2.9 0.7 2.3 0.6 0.8 0.2 8.6
2010-11 TOR 82 35 46.7 9.6 81.3 0.9 2.9 3.8 1.8 2.7 1.0 1.8 0.4 17.2
2011-12 TOR 63 35 42.2 26.1 81.0 0.6 2.7 3.4 2.0 2.6 0.8 2.0 0.3 16.7
2012-13 TOR 82 37 44.5 28.3 83.1 0.6 3.3 3.9 2.5 2.1 0.9 1.8 0.3 18.1
2013-14 TOR 79 38 42.9 30.5 82.4 0.7 3.7 4.3 4.0 2.5 1.1 2.2 0.4 22.7
2014-15 TOR 60 35 41.3 28.4 83.2 0.7 3.9 4.6 3.5 2.0 1.2 2.3 0.2 20.1
2015-16 TOR 78 36 44.6 33.8 85.0 0.8 3.7 4.5 4.0 2.1 1.0 2.2 0.3 23.5
2016-17 TOR 74 35 46.7 26.6 84.2 1.0 4.3 5.2 3.9 1.8 1.1 2.4 0.2 27.3
2017-18 TOR 80 34 45.6 31.0 82.5 0.7 3.2 3.9 5.2 1.9 1.1 2.2 0.3 23.0
2018-19 SAN 77 35 48.1 15.6 83.0 0.7 5.3 6.0 6.2 2.3 1.1 2.6 0.5 21.2
2019-20 SAN 68 34 53.1 25.7 84.5 0.7 4.9 5.5 5.6 2.7 1.0 2.4 0.3 22.1
2020-21 SAN 61 34 49.5 25.7 88.0 0.7 3.6 4.3 6.9 2.1 0.9 2.0 0.3 21.6
2021-22 CHI 76 36 50.4 35.2 87.7 0.7 4.4 5.2 4.9 2.3 0.9 2.4 0.3 27.9
2022-23 CHI 31 36 50.8 29.5 88.8 0.5 4.5 5.0 4.7 2.7 0.8 2.0 0.4 25.9
Total 988 34 46.6 28.8 83.9 0.7 3.7 4.4 3.9 2.3 1.0 2.1 0.3 20.9

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