Bulls trade DeMar DeRozan to the 76ers in this mock proposal
In this trade proposal from Bleacher Report, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire DeMar DeRozan from the Chicago Bulls for veteran forwards Nicolas Batum and Marcus Morris Sr., guard Jaden Springer, and their first-round selection in 2028 which has a top-four protection.
DeRozan, in his third year in Chicago, has declined a tad (in his standards) to begin the season, having normed just 21.5 points and 4.5 assists on 44.8 percent shooting from the field, his lowest mark in nine seasons. Nevertheless, he remains a very dangerous scorer, especially from mid-range, where he ranks third in makes so far.
Meanwhile, Batum has been reinvigorated in Philly after coming over from LA in the Harden trade as a starter for the 76ers. However, Marcus Morris Sr. and Jaden Springer have yet to carve out consistent roles with the team.
In conjunction, does the above trade proposal truly figure to be a fair exchange for the 76ers? Let us zoom in on the pros and cons of this deal and if the front office should pounce on it.