3 Bulls on the Trade Block This Offseason

The Chicago Bulls are likely looking to rebuild their roster during the upcoming NBA offseason. With that in mind, these three players will likely find themselves on the summer trade block.
Zach LaVine is one of the most likely candidates for the Bulls' trade block this offseason.
Zach LaVine is one of the most likely candidates for the Bulls' trade block this offseason. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bulls are one of the NBA's most storied franchises, but it sure hasn't felt that way in recent years. The 2023-24 season saw the Bulls continue to underperform as they went 39-43 before missing the playoffs for the sixth time since the beginning of the 2017-18 NBA campaign.

It's safe to say that general manager Marc Eversley will have his hands full this summer. The Bulls are in dire need of a rebuild this offseason, which means fans can expect to see several familiar faces shipped out to bring in more future assets. It won't be easy to say goodbye to some players, but it's necessary if Chicago wants to turn this ship around.

Having said that, here are three Bulls players who are likely on the trade block this offseason.

1. Zach LaVine, SF/SG

If you've been following Bulls trade rumors this offseason, you know that Zach LaVine has been at the center of them. In fact, the veteran sharpshooter's name was involved in trade rumors dating back to the regular season, however, a year filled with injuries prevented him from being moved ahead of the trade deadline.

Nevertheless, the offseason is here, meaning that the Bulls should have an easier time moving LaVine. Well, should is the keyword here because it might be easier said than done. The 29-year-old wing is still under contract for three more years with an average annual value of about $46 million, which somewhat limits potential suitors.

But even if moving LaVine isn't easy, that doesn't mean the Bulls won't still try to trade him. Even if his recent injury history makes his contract an albatross, he's still a proven scorer who's averaged 20.5 points on .464/.382/.834 throughout a 10-year career. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are looking for a third star and they could do a lot worse than what the former UCLA Bruin brings to the table.

NBC Sports Chicago's K.C. Johnson reported on May 31 that the Bulls-LaVine relationship "has run its course" and that "both sides are motivated to make something work this offseason." Putting two and two together, it's entirely possible that the two-time NBA All-Star might not be in town for much longer.