Scott Perry, general manager of the New York Knicks, wanted to sign DeMar DeRozan this past summer to reinforce the squad led by Tom Thibodeau, the newspaper reported NY Post.
Finally the Knickerbockers They changed course and instead decided to undertake the signing of Frenchman Evan Fournier, from the Boston Celtics and who agreed to a four-year, $ 78 million contract in a sign and trade operation with the Massachusetts franchise itself.
For his part, DeRozan has embarked on the exciting project that the Chicago Bulls have mounted with Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine and center Nikola Vucevic. The veteran guard and former Spurs signed for three seasons and $ 85 million.
Trained at USC and selected by the Toronto Raptors in 9th place in the 2009 Draft, in three seasons with the Texans he has averaged 21.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1 steal in 34, 3 minutes on the parquet.
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