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DeMar DeRozan Thought He Was Joining Lakers Until Westbrook Trade

Before DeMar DeRozan signed his three-year deal with the Bulls through a sign-and-trade last summer, the Chicago star believed that he would have been playing for a Western Conference team.

The five-time All-Star recently appeared on The Old Man and Three podcast and revealed that he thought he was taking his talents out West to join the Lakers.

DeRozan took a trip to Mexico to get away and take his mind off his basketball future during the free agency period last summer. However, while on that getaway he fully anticipated playing with LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.