Zach LaVine is one of several players who have been involved in trade rumors ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The Chicago Bulls seem to be interested in trading the 6-foot-5 guard and possibly rebuilding.
According to rumors, the Bulls have been making calls regarding LaVine and looking for potential suitors. While they haven’t traded the guard yet, the trade might be done soon as the 3 p.m. Eastern deadline moves closer.
The Bulls have been in talks with the New York Knicks regarding a potential trade for Zach LaVine. However, the Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets may also acquire the two-time All-Star.
Chicago Bulls are interested in trading Zach LaVine
Zach LaVine is one of the NBA’s most entertaining players. Thanks to his high-flying skills, the Bulls guard has made numerous highlights during his nine-year professional career.
However, the guard may not be the right piece for the Bulls. He’s been with the team for the last six years, yet the biggest success he’s achieved is winning a single playoff game in the 2022 NBA playoffs.
The Bulls (26-28) are in the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference. If they decide to tank or rebuild the roster, getting rid of LaVine’s contract makes a lot of sense.
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It appears that the New York Knicks are interested in acquiring the former All-Star. The Knicks could offer a package centered around RJ Barrett and Evan Fournier. This trade could also bring Derrick Rose back to Chicago.
LaVine to the Brooklyn Nets or Miami Heat is also a possibility
The Brooklyn Nets have made massive moves over the last few days. They got rid of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, their two biggest stars. However, it doesn’t seem that general manager Sean Marks is done making moves.
Zach LaVine could be shipped to Brooklyn before the NBA trade deadline. While the Nets no longer have their most valuable assets, they could still trade Ben Simmons and a few more players.
While this move would allow the Nets to stay somewhat competitive, Simmons would get a fresh start in the Windy City.
Unlike the Nets, the Miami Heat have been very quiet lately. The only move they’ve made is the one that sent Dewayne Dedmon back to the San Antonio Spurs.
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The Heat are decent, but not good enough to compete for a championship. If Pat Riley can somehow acquire Zach LaVine without losing Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo, the Heat could have a deep playoff run.
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