Chicago Bulls' Tristan Thompson explains why DeMar DeRozan should win MVP

DeRozan is in the midst of a historical run.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Chicago Bulls' Tristan Thompson explains why DeMar DeRozan should win MVP

New Chicago Bulls center Tristan Thompson thinks DeMar DeRozan has deserved to be named the NBA MVP for this season. After the Bulls signed DeRozan in the offseason, some were critical of the move and some even went as far as to say that was the "worst deal of the summer." DeRozan saw all the comments and the doubts and he has responded in a stunning fashion.

This season, DeRozan has averaged 28. 1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists. DeRozan deserves the most credit for the Bulls' 38-21 record and for them sitting at No. 2 place on the Eastern Conference standings. “He’s the league MVP in my eyes,” Thompson told Julia Poe of Chicago Tribune about DeRozan.

“Flat out. What he’s able to be doing with Zach out and with Zo and AC out … for him to be able to just hold the fort down and keep that ship right, that’s what an MVP does”.

DeRozan in the midst of a historical run

DeRozan has scored at least 35 points in seven consecutive games, all while shooting 50 percent or better from the field.

For the first time in NBA history a player achieved such a feat. "Just to be in the record books along with staples of basketball history -- [I'm] speechless," DeRozan said after breaking the record. "As a kid, as a fan of the history of the game, being in the league as long as I've been in the league, things like that continue to make me even more humble.

"It's something I'll never take for granted. And the crazy thing is, I feel like I missed eight easy shots I normally would have made. I felt like I had a bad shooting night, honestly." Meanwhile, Thompson was traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Indiana Pacers at the trade deadline. The Pacers waived Thompson after just four days and he signed with the Bulls after clearing the waivers.

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