Chicago Bulls: 3 trades to send Zach LaVine to the Brooklyn Nets

Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Just last week, Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving formally requested a trade, and days later, he got it. Now, the Chicago Bulls could be impacted by the deal.

Chicago’s front office has maintained the fact that they are unlikely to move guard Zach LaVine, who is in the first of a 5-year deal signed last summer. But, the way this roster has played, the Bulls don’t appear to be gearing up for a title run anytime soon.

If Chicago was willing to listen to offers for LaVine, Brooklyn just might be a dark horse landing spot.

There is a new rumor in regards to the Bulls and LaVine that has the guard being shipped off to Brooklyn, and it suggests a package involving the following players.

Trade Number 1 sending Zach LaVine from the Chicago Bulls to the Brooklyn Nets

In this first deal, the Nets would be giving up forwards Royce O’Neale and Joe Harris, along with veteran guard Patty Mills. The biggest part of the deal would include Brooklyn sending a first-round pick in 2027 and 2029 to Chicago in exchange for LaVine.

These three players are hardly worth anything, and would be included mostly due to salary concerns. In order to match LaVine’s salary, Brooklyn would have to get creative and add a few players into the deal, assuming Chicago isn’t interested in Ben Simmons.

The above deal likely wouldn’t be enough to move LaVine, who started slow and is now playing good ball this year. For a player of LaVine’s caliber, there are a couple of other trades the Nets could try, but only one of them would end up getting the attention of the Bulls’ brass.

Let’s dig into a couple more trade scenarios.