Report: Bulls Organization Not Happy With Zach LaVine After Incident With PR Lady

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According to Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Bulls organization is not happy with Zach LaVine after the guard’s incident with the team’s PR lady on November 18.

After the Bulls beat the Miami Heat at home, the following video began trending on social media:

During his postgame media session with reporters, LaVine said he and the PR lady just had some miscommunication and that they were fine. However, it appears the Bulls’ front office and head coach Billy Donovan are not pleased at all.

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“Sources indicated that the front office was made aware of the situation immediately and was less than thrilled with LaVine’s actions,” Cowley reported. “When coach Billy Donovan found out about what happened he was downright ticked.”

Teams are probing the availability of LaVine and there’s been increased openness from the Bulls and LaVine about exploring a trade. LaVine is averaging 21.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists on the season while shooting 42.7% from the field, 34.0% from beyond the arc and 87.0% from the free-throw line.

LaVine would like to land with the Los Angeles Lakers, Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs or Sacramento Kings, according to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. The two-time All-Star is ready to play under a different head coach than Donovan.

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LaVine has “never gotten over” getting benched by Donovan on November 18, 2022, against the Orlando Magic, according to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. The UCLA product has the same agent (Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group) as Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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