DeMar DeRozan joins Michael Jordan with 35 point performance

The Bulls forward has made the Bulls contenders and is having an MVP calibre season this year.

DeMar DeRozan joins Michael Jordan as the only other Bulls player to have 4 consecutive 35+point games in franchise history after he dropped 35 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The 5-time All-star has been having an incredible season with the Bulls and has helped them be a top seed (currently 3rd) in the east this year. He is averaging 27.5 points,5.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists this season and is in the MVP conversation.

The Bulls beat the Timberwolves, 134-122, on the back of the stellar performance from DeRozan. He had help from his teammates as well with 5 other players with double-digit scoring and 3 players scoring more than 20 ( Nikola Vucevic – 26, Coby white – 22, and Javonte Green – 23). Anthony Edwards from the Timberwolves had 31 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds along with a 27,8 and 8 performance from Karl Anthony Towns, but it wasn’t enough to get the W.

The last time a Bulls player had 4 consecutive 35+point games in a season was Michael Jordan in 1996, 26 years ago! One of the best decisions the bulls made this summer was trading for the 32-year-old  from San Antonio this season. The superstar along with Zach Lavine and Vucevic have brought back Chicago basketball. Fans are extremely excited and there are high expectations for the team if they can stay together for a couple of years.

DeRozan has not been talked about a lot ever since Toronto traded him to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard. The trade came as a shock to DeRozan and has opened about mental health and how the trade had put him in a very bad place. To add salt to the wound, Toronto went on to win the championship under Kawhi for the first time in franchise history.

This could be the opportunity for redemption for DeMar. They have surrounded him and Lavine with some great pieces in Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso. Drafting Ayo Dosunmo has also panned out well as he has turned into a great defensive guard that is capable of occasional offensive spurts. If DeRozan can lead the Bulls to a championship in the next few seasons, he could finally be rid of the demons that arose from Toronto winning a championship after trading him.

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