NBA Rumors: Knicks, Bulls And Magic Could Trade For DeMar DeRozan

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NBA Rumors: Knicks, Bulls And Magic Could Trade For DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan is having a terrific season with the San Antonio Spurs and even though he hasn't shown any desire of leaving the team, the front office has made it clear that they will part with the shooting guard this campaign. The ideal scenario would be the trade deadline and the player is apparently getting attention from other franchises in the league.

According to Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer, the Spurs not only made LaMarcus Aldridge available in trades but DeRozan and there are three teams interested in the latter's services. While he's aiming to a return to the Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Orlando Magic appear to be very interested in the 4x All-Star.

The San Antonio Spurs have made it clear that LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan are available via trade, according to league sources.

DeRozan is also playing out the final year of his contract, and sources said he has an interest in playing elsewhere following this season—perhaps with an eye toward the Eastern Conference. DeRozan is quietly having an exceptional season, scoring 20.3 points per game on 49.1 percent shooting and boasting a 7.5-to-1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio. "He's transformed himself into this swing playmaker," one team analytics staffer said.

Fischer mentions that the Knicks are studying the possibility of making a move for the former Toronto Raptor but they're also keeping an eye on Victor Oladipo. The Bulls believe that adding somebody like DeRozan is what they need to make the postseason this year while the Magic have studied the possibility of sending Evan Fournier and a first-round pick for DeRozan.

There are several ways for these three teams to make this a reality and as the days go by, the DeRozan saga gets more interesting.