DeMar DeRozan has been having a blockbuster NBA season and he’s a major reason why the Chicago Bulls are in contention for their first serious playoff run in years.
Right now, the team is number two in the Eastern Conference with a stellar record of 37-21.
They are hot on the heels of the current number one team, the Miami Heat, and there is a good chance they could retake the top spot soon.
It’s even more likely that the Bulls will be number one if DeRozan keeps having nights like the one he had Monday when he tied a record held by none other than NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain.
Last night DeMar DeRozan recorded his 6th straight game with 35 points and 50% shooting. That ties Wilt Chamberlain in 1960-61 and 1963 for the longest streak in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/O0duVVTs8K
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 15, 2022
With such a brilliant year and performances like Monday’s, it’s no surprise that fans started an “MVP” chant while DeRozan was playing.
Making History & Buckets
Right now, DeRozan is averaging 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists a game.
According to Statmuse, that’s the most by any guard averaging less than two three-pointers a game since Michael Jordan.
In fact, many people are saying that DeRozan’s current season is a lot like vintage Jordan and not just because both guys led the Bulls.
DeRozan is playing with the sort of fast, intelligent, and clutch style that really does resemble Jordan’s.
He has been dubbed the “King of the Fourth Quarter” because he has, again and again, helped pull his team ahead when they need him most.
In so many ways, DeRozan is proving himself to be the team leader that the Bulls need.
That is why despite numerous injuries plaguing the team, Chicago still has a great chance at making it far into the postseason.
There are many names in the running for this year’s MVP trophy but no one should forget about DeRozan because he is doing some literally legendary work in Chicago.NEXT: Zach LaVine's Status Remains In Question