Report: Zach LaVine, Bulls Open To Trade

Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine, NBA trade rumors
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There’s been increased openness from the Chicago Bulls and Zach LaVine about exploring a trade, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Teams are probing the availability of LaVine, who signed a five-year, $215.2 million contract with the Bulls in July 2022.

LaVine is averaging 21.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists through 11 games this season. He scored a career-high 51 points against the Detroit Pistons on October 28.

The Bulls dropped to 4-7 on the season after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks on November 13. LaVine is represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls Updates

The Bulls engaged several teams on LaVine trade opportunities during the offseason and LaVine was “not happy” about it, a league source told NBA Analysis Network. It appears the two-time All-Star is ready to leave Chicago.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are interested in trading for LaVine, a league source told NBA Analysis Network. LaVine has the same agent as Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Meanwhile, the Sixers have a ton of assets they can use to acquire LaVine.

During an interview with Julia Poe of The Chicago Tribune, LaVine talked about being in trade rumors every season. The Bulls acquired LaVine from the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 in the Jimmy Butler trade. Since then, LaVine’s name has come up in trade rumors all the time.

“I’ve been traded before,” LaVine said. “Trades are just part of the business and guys get shuffled around every year. I’ve been in trade talks since I’ve been here for some reason. I feel like I’ve held up my end of the bargain in my commitment to the Bulls, but there’s not a lot you can do with rumors and people putting your name in trade talks.”

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls Updates

It will be fascinating to see if LaVine gets traded by the Bulls. It sounds like both LaVine and Chicago are ready to part ways.

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