DeMar DeRozan tells Patrick Beverley he’s too small to defend him
Since joining the Chicago Bulls, DeMar DeRozan has rejuvenated his career. With the Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan rose to become a star. While he wasn’t the Raptors’ first star, DeMar DeRozan was the star who stayed. DeRozan led the Raptors to their first 50 win seasons, a franchise record 59 wins, and their first trip to the Conference Finals. DeRozan got them within two games of the NBA Finals, but found himself traded for Kawhi Leonard. In his lone season, Kawhi led the Raptors to the 2019 championship, over the Golden State Warriors.
DeMar DeRozan spent three years playing with the San Antonio Spurs, while the Raptors won the title, and went through a competitive rebuild. Grateful for his time in San Antonio, DeMar DeRozan signed with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls formed a core big three around DeRozan, Zach LaVine, and the other 2021 major signee, Lonzo Ball. Initial projections had Chicago as a playoff team, but they have dominated the East, while the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks have struggled. As the Nets have imploded, the Bulls, Heat, Sixers, and Bucks have emerged as the East’s top four teams.
As good as the Bulls have been, they have struggled to beat other elite teams. Last night, DeMar DeRozan and company hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves. Well-known defensive pest, Patrick Beverley, was trying to guard DeMar DeRozan, doing his typical annoying defensive plays. Despite that, DeRozan scored on him. As they ran down court, DeRozan laughed, telling Beverley he’s too small to guard him.