DeMar DeRozan received interest from several teams during this past offseason, but he eventually decided to sign a lucrative deal with the Chicago Bulls.
According to Marc Berman of NY Post, the former San Antonio Spurs’ swingman had sincere interest in joining the New York Knicks the last offseason.
“According to the sources, DeRozan had sincere interest in the Knicks, but instead ended up with a generous deal in Chicago – a three-year, $85 million package. The Knicks inked [Evan] Fournier for four years, $78 million (with bonuses) while retaining a team option for the final season.”
The Bulls are expected to be among the strongest teams in the East next season thanks to the likes of Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, Lonzo Ball and DeRozan.
The Knicks ended up adding NY native Kemba Walker and former Boston’s guard Evan Fournier, while they re-signed Derrick Rose, Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel.