4. “I tell [my agent] to leave me the hell alone.”
In one of the more surprising updates of the day, Bulls general manager Arturas Karnisovas revealed to reporters that contract extension talks are currently “ongoing” with All-Star DeMar DeRozan. He then refused to elaborate further, keeping things business as usual.
Of course, these same reporters wouldn’t miss the chance to bring it back up when DeMar took the podium, and I found his response particularly humorous. “My agent, he deals with that. I tell him to leave me the hell alone. So I would focus on my five kids and my regular-day life,” DeRozan said, “And I really, I’m not kidding you, I really try not to focus on that or deal with that. I let them handle whatever needs to be handled from that standpoint. If I get a call about something being something, then I go from there.’’
If DeRozan’s claims that he’d like to retire with the Bulls are indeed true, it appears it’s only going to be a matter of negotiating the right price to make that happen.
The Bulls will rely on DeMar DeRozan and Coby White to make a playoff run this season.
5. “I wanted to go back to the roots, man.”
And now for the most important matter of business, Bulls forward Patrick Williams was not going to allow Coby White to leave Media Day without asking the question we’ve all been dying to have answered: what hairstyle will the dynamic guard be sporting this season?
“I think this season I’m gonna try to go back to my roots. You know, try to go back to the high school Coby. That’s the vibe I’m on right now,” said White, “That could change tomorrow. I’m just going with the flow right now. My body’s telling me the fro right now.”
All jokes aside, who doesn’t love it when Coby lets his hair loose? Hopefully, it proves to be no coincidence that he has averaged more points per game with the afro than with any other hairstyle. If he can go back to his high-volume scoring ways while continuing to build upon the other areas of his game, I wouldn’t be surprised to see White enjoy a breakout season this year.