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DeMar DeRozan
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5. Chicago Bulls

The story of the Chicago Bulls this season can’t be overstated. This was a team that swung for the fences during the offseason and hit big in which they landed DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball. So far, those acquisitions have lived up to the hype.

And a big part of their success this season has been the play of DeRozan. He’s been somewhat overlooked this season but should be considered for the MVP award. He’s been clutch for the Bulls all season and has played a huge part in their success.

DeRozan is averaging 28 points, five rebounds, and five assists on 52 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent shooting from 3-point range.