DeMar DeRozan finalizing sign-and-trade deal to sign with Kings: Sources


By Shams Charania, Lukas Weese and Darnell Mayberry

Six-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan is finalizing a sign-and-trade deal to sign with the Sacramento Kings, according to league sources. DeRozan becomes the most accomplished free-agent commitment for the Kings in Sacramento.

DeRozan spent the last three seasons with the Chicago Bulls. In 2023-24, DeRozan averaged 24.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game on 48 percent shooting from the floor. He finished this season as the NBA’s minutes leader after playing 44 minutes in the Bulls’ 120-119 overtime loss at New York on the final day of the regular season. DeRozan logged 2,988 total minutes, the third most of his career and his most since the 2013-14 season.

DeRozan, 34, became the first player since LeBron James (33) in 2018 to lead the league in minutes in his 30s. Before that, Elvin Hayes (31) in 1976-77 was the last player to lead the NBA in minutes in his 30s. DeRozan’s minutes also were the most since Bradley Beal who finished with 3,028 in 2018-19.

This story will be updated.

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