The NBA offseason may be in its driest period, but Chicago Bulls players are still finding ways to hoop.
For DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams and 2022 first-round pick Dalen Terry, that meant rolling up to the Drew League over the weekend and testing their mettle in the country’s most notorious pro-am environment.
Here is how each of them fared:
DeRozan has been a Drew League staple for nearly a decade and has been spotted multiple times this season, including in a high-profile game for which he recruited LeBron James.
His comfort in the setting was again on display on Saturday, when he dropped 36 points and 6 rebounds:
Demar Derozan just dropped 36 at the Drew League 🔥 @DeMar_DeRozan @DrewLeague pic.twitter.com/WLzskfXVft
— Courtside Films (@CourtsideFilms) August 7, 2022
DeRozan’s MMV Cheaters moved to 8-2 on the season with a 102-94 victory over Young Citi. But he wasn’t without professional help…
That’s because DeRozan’s Bulls teammate — and, fans should hope, young disciple — Patrick Williams also ran with the Cheaters on Saturday.
Making his Drew League debut, the third-year forward notched a 14 point-14 rebound double-double:
An optimist might say that he and DeRozan teaming up in this environment bodes well for the returns on the offseason workouts the two have conducted in Los Angeles over the summer.
Terry, meanwhile, suited up for No Shnacks in a Sunday afternoon matchup with Reapers Black OPS.…