While DeRozan expressed his love for Chicago, he also expressed his negative thoughts about rebuilding.
DeMar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls expressed his love for his team in an interview with reporter Mark Medina on the 28th (Korean time).
Chicago acquired DeMar DeRozan through a sign-and-trade in the summer of 2021. After playing in Toronto and San Antonio, DeRozan opened a new chapter in his career in Chicago. He became the new superstar of the Bulls and thrilled Chicago fans.
In the 2021-2022 season, his first year in the league, DeRozan set a career-high by scoring an average of 27.9 points, and played an absolute role in the team’s offense last season by scoring an average of 24.5 points.
However, despite DeRozan’s performance, Chicago could not laugh much. Chicago, which enjoyed the DeRozan effect and was leading the Eastern Conference, was shaken by severe injuries, starting with the departure of key guard Lonzo Ball. In the end, after being eliminated in the first round last season, they suffered the pain of not being able to participate in the playoffs this season.
DeRozan, Jack Lavigne, and Nikola Vucevic often form a triangle, but many have pointed out that Chicago’s current power is far from normal. Accordingly, there was talk that Chicago should let go of its stars and lay the foundation for rebuilding instead of challenging for the championship.스포츠토토
If rebuilding is successful, it will be a great decision. But there are also many risks. DeRozan pointed out this point when asked a related question in an interview that day. Right now, DeRozan seems to have a strong will to perform well in Chicago.
“I think there are a lot of people who are talking about or suggesting a rebuild who don’t understand basketball at all,” DeRozan said. “They may think that’s the answer, but we don’t know how long that path will take. And it certainly will take time. “Even if we proceed with rebuilding for a long time due to this, it is not possible to achieve the desired results at the right time,” he said.
The reason DeRozan expressed a negative opinion about rebuilding is because he has affection for the club. He wants to finish his career in Chicago.
“I want to finish my career in Chicago,” DeRozan said. “Hopefully I can achieve everything I set out to achieve. That’s all I care about and can do. I have the utmost confidence in myself, and my agent and team have helped me with that aspect ( “I hope they can handle the extension of my stay with the team. I feel like they want me to be on the team for the long term and the team wants me to stay for a long time. For now, we’ll see what happens from there,” he said.
Currently, Chicago is in a situation where there are trade rumors about DeRozan and Jack Lavigne, who form a one-two punch. Will DeRozan achieve his dream of retiring in Chicago?