11. Bulls: DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine
Last offseason the Chicago Bulls decided to put the duo of DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine together. It paid off as, despite the roster dealing with multiple injuries, the Bulls were still a playoff team in a loaded Eastern Conference.
They actually have a big three if you’d like to include former All-Star center Nikola Vucevic. If their supporting cast of Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Colby White, and Patrick Williams are healthy next season, they could push for a deep playoff run.
“…DeRozan was legitimately a top-4 MVP candidate.”
LaVine is taking this offseason to get healthy, but when he’s in good health, he’s one of the most athletic players in the NBA. He’s one of the few stars who can thrive on and off the ball which makes his pairing with DeRozan work so well.
There were points during last season that DeRozan was legitimately a top-4 MVP candidate. Last season was a career year for the mid-range assassin. He might take a step back in production this upcoming season, but he should still be an All-Star level player who can carry a team when necessary.