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Bulls star DeMar DeRozan admits joining the Lakers in offseason was a ‘real possibility’

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DeMar DeRozan was in talks with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, yet the two sides never agreed to a deal.

DeRozan admitted, though, joining the Lakers in the offseason was a ‘real possibility’.

“Yeah, I mean, it was, it was a real possibility. I mean, I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say I wanted to come home, you know? I did try to make it happen. There’s a real possibility on it happening. You know, just things didn’t work out, you know what I mean?” DeRozan told fellow NBA star Draymond Green.

Ultimately, DeMar DeRozan agreed to a three-year, $85M contract with the Chicago Bulls.

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