DeMar DeRozan and the Bulls are exploring a contract extension

DeMar DeRozan and the Bulls are exploring a contract extension

In Chicago, dismantling the project is not being considered at this time. If they consider this option they will be looking for the maximum possible return, so they will not let their players escape. Thus, the Bulls held “exploratory conversations” with DeMar DeRozan about a possible contract extension, as reported by the journalist from espn Jamal Collier.

Already in September it was reported that Chicago management was inclined to renew the contract of its star. A claim is starting to take shape given the contractual need for the forward, who is in his final year of action, and which will earn him around $28.6 million.

According to sources from the aforementioned media outlets, the Bulls are interested in a new long-term agreement even though DeRozan is now 34 years old. At the end of September, the player himself expressed his rejection of the possible reconstruction. It’s an outcome that recent moves by Illinois offices have temporarily displaced. In Chicago, they continue to have faith in the team’s potential if they can shake off the injuries many fear.

DeRozan has just over two weeks left to start his third season as part of the Bulls roster. In Chicago, he averages 26.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 150 total games, all starts.

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