Chicago Bulls' star DeMar DeRozan has reached a career milestone.
With his seventh point scored Friday against the San Antonio Spurs, DeRozan reached 20,000 points for his career. He is the 50th player in NBA history to attain such feat.
The 32-year old entered the league back in 2009 and was the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. He is a five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection.
In 2021-22, his first season with the Chicago Bulls, DeRozan was absolutely electric. He averaged career highs in points per game and three-point shooting percentage. DeRozan was also an MVP candidate and earned All-NBA Second Team honors.
On Joining an Elite List
DeRozan was asked about joining the 20K points club following Wednesday night’s game as he fell just 7 points short of the milestone in the win against Indiana.
“I wanted to save it for Pop,” He joked after Wednesday’s victory. “Going back to a place that I spent some time, learned so much from, a place that embraced me, wasn’t nothing but love. And it was definitely a learning curve for me in my career at a critical time in my career — and Pop really helped me a lot in my career. I think it’ll be cool to be able to do it there.”
He joins current players in LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, and Stephen Curry in the club.
Congratulations are in Order
It's always special to see a player reach a milestone in the NBA. But there is a little extra sweetness behind San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls fans being able to see DeMar DeRozan get to 20K points in game between the two teams, considering he played for both franchises.
Congrats to DeMar! Let’s keep the buckets coming!