Bulls' Offseason Takes Unexpected Turn With Shocking Zach LaVine Update

The Chicago Bulls have reportedly not received any trade interest in the 29-year-old guard.
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The Chicago Bulls have shockingly been one of the more active teams to start the offseason as they look to overhaul their roster. The Bulls finally traded defensive-minded guard Alex Caruso last week for Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey.

After the Bulls traded Caruso to Oklahoma City, all the attention turned to All-Stars Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, who might not be in the Windy City next season. 

DeRozan is an unrestricted free agent and could go elsewhere depending on how things shake out with Paul George. As for LaVine, there was a belief that he could get traded this offseason, but he might be staying with the Bulls for now.

Bulls Rumors: Trade Market in Non-Existent For Zach LaVine

ESPN’s Bobby Marks reported Sunday that there’s no trade market for LaVine and that Chicago has tried to give the veteran guard away and attach a first-round pick by multiple people.

It’s telling how the league views LaVine as the Bulls can’t move him despite adding a first-round pick to entice a team to consider trading for him. The 29-year-old shooting guard is set to make $43 million next season after signing a five-year, $215.16 million contract with Chicago in the summer of 2022.

LaVine only played in 25 games this season because of an ankle injury that forced him to get season-ending surgery. The 6-foot-5 wing posted 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per game. However, despite the limited game action, LaVine shot 45.2 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from beyond the arc.

That being said, things are constantly changing and moving in the NBA, so who’s to say that the Bulls won’t get a trade offer for LaVine, especially if George and DeRozan switch teams? If the Bulls are truly committed to a rebuild, which seems evident with the acquisition of Giddey and the reported re-signing of Patrick Williams, it would be best for them to find a way to move LaVine.

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