Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan said to prefer Knicks or Heat if traded

There’s plenty of scuttlebutt surrounding the Chicago Bulls, and none of it good. Basically, not only have they been playing poorly, but they seem to be involved in a new trade rumor daily.DeMar DeRozan

That’s especially the case for guard Zach LaVine and small forward DeMar DeRozan. Both have already been linked to (who else?) the Lakers.

But as for DeRozan … well, it sounds like the Lakers wouldn’t be his preference if he were indeed dealt. Instead, he would want to go to the Knicks or the Heat, per Sam Amick of The Athletic.

DeRozan, 34, has been at the center of trade rumors since at least February, likely before then. One source told Hoops Wire he strongly believes DeRozan will be traded this season — and likely before LaVine.

The Bulls seem to respect DeRozan enough that they would try to send him to one of his preferred destinations, though as is the case with any potential trade, it all depends on what they’re able to get in return. So the priority is to take the absolute best offer.

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