Report: Lakers Interested In Bulls’ Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso

Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA trade rumors
NBA Analysis Network

The Los Angeles Lakers are interested in trading for Chicago Bulls stars Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic.

The Lakers can’t acquire all three players, so it will be interesting to see who the franchise pursues the hardest.

“The Lakers’ interest in LaVine is real — at the right price,” Buha wrote. “However, LaVine’s potential availability also hints at the possibility of a fire sale in Chicago, with the organization seemingly looking to finally pivot away from its longstanding mediocrity. If additional Bulls players become available, the Lakers would also have interest in DeMar DeRozan and/or former Laker Alex Caruso, according to multiple team sources.”

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls Updates

LaVine has the same agent (Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group) as Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, DeRozan took part in meetings at LeBron’s house in the summer of 2021 when Los Angeles was looking for a third star and Caruso began his career with the Lakers and was part of the 2020 championship team.

LaVine is averaging 21.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks on the season. He is open to parting ways with the Bulls, who are only 4-8 on the season. LaVine signed a five-year, $215.2 million contract with the Bulls in July 2022.

DeRozan, who grew up in California, is averaging 21.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks. The veteran is in the final year of his contract.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls Updates

Finally, Caruso is averaging 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 blocks. He is one of the best defenders in the NBA and many people within the Lakers are upset the front office didn’t re-sign the All-NBA guard in the summer of 2021.

Want the latest NBA analysis, breaking news, and insider information? Click Here. Follow NBA Analysis Network on Twitter and Facebook.

Interested in reading the latest storylines and analysis in the NFL? Check out our partner NFL Analysis Network.

New York Knicks Tyler Kolek Shines in Summer League Debut

In the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks made a move up the board. They had their sights set on

Team USA Has Concerning Kevin Durant Update

Team USA made one major change to their roster earlier this week before heading to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Could another change be on

Denver Nuggets Rookie Receives Brutal Injury Update

The 2024 NBA offseason has been a somewhat difficult one for the Denver Nuggets. For the second straight summer, a key part of their rotation