Trade grades: One team wins the DeMar DeRozan deal — and its not even close

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

After adding Lonzo Ball in a sign-and-trade agreement Monday, the opening day of NBA free agency, the Chicago Bulls are back on the hunt. Tuesday, they reached agreement on a three-year, $85 million deal with DeMar DeRozan and a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs sending Al-Farouq Aminu, Thaddeus Young and draft picks in exchange for DeRozan.

Will adding the four-time All-Star help the Bulls end a four-season playoff drought? And where are the Spurs headed after an unexpected first 24 hours of free agency?

The deal

Bulls get: DeMar DeRozan

Spurs get: Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, a future first-round pick, two future second-round picks

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