Chicago Bulls Rumors: Likely trades, landing spots for Zach LaVine

Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine
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Likely trade destinations for Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine: Miami Heat

Lastly, the Miami Heat are another team rumored to be interested in Zach LaVine. At 29-25, the Heat are also in the thick of the Eastern Conference race. Miami would have to give up one of two packages in order to get LaVine.

The first package would be centered around veteran point guard Kyle Lowry, who is currently an obvious starter for the Heat. Lowry’s contract pays him over $28 million this year and runs through next season, where he is paid over $29 million. Sending Lowry and another player would get the Heat to where they need to be in order to absorb LaVine’s contract.

Otherwise, the Heat would be able to get LaVine by sending a package including Duncan Robinson, Caleb Martin and Victor Oladipo to Chicago. Those three would add up to enough salary-wise, but the Bulls would be taking on a horrendous contract in Robinson.

In the middle of a 5-year, $90 million with the Heat, Robinson’s contract looks like a mistake. He’s on the books until an early termination option for the 2025-2026 season. If that type of deal went through, the Heat would definitely be giving up ample draft capital in any deal for LaVine.

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