Friday, April 19, 2024

LaVine’s ‘Petty’ Reason To Not Want To Be Traded To The Knicks


The Knicks and the Bulls have discussed potentially trading Zach LaVine to New York, which would likely lead Chicago down the path of rebuilding their franchise. The discussion continued leading up to the draft, but the momentum started to die down.

According to the New York Daily News, while trade talks were held between the two teams, Zach LaVine’s hidden relationship with the Knicks front office was likely the cause of stopping any potential trade agreement from happening.

The Bulls are reportedly gauging interest in the All-Star guard, which prompted speculation that the Knicks — who are strapped with future draft assets — would get involved. But a source said the LaVine camp isn’t interested in dealing with the Knicks, who have a reputation around the league of favoring clients of CAA, the agency that employed Leon Rose before his move to the Knicks front office.” – Stefan bondy

Zach LaVine’s Agency Background

Zach LaVine is represented by Klutch Sports, which Rich Paul runs. Before creating Klutch Sports in 2012 with LeBron James, Creative Artist Agency (CAA) was representing LeBron James. Guess who was in charge of CAA when LeBron James left for Rich Paul? It was Leon Rose, the Knicks’ current General Manager. Rose worked at CAA and represented the Heat’s Big Three of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James.

Around 11 years later, Rich Paul has a bad relationship with Leon Rose. Rich Paul represents Zach LaVine. Leon Rose does not want to participate in LaVine, nor does Rich Paul wish to deal with the new Knicks front office.

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It has much less to do with the players or salary cap; this particular reason is solely focused on agency wars that took away the biggest draw in basketball history, after Michael Jordan, from CAA.


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Since there was gm John paxon bulls still struggli
Since there was gm John paxon bulls still struggli
Jun 23, 2023 7:10 pm

Since there was gm John paxon bulls still struggling and every year they are keep on making excuses for their failures. Who’s is responsible bulls failing? Why current bulls management not taking any responsibility for the bulls last year failed? Who is responsible for Lonzo Ball’s zack lavin and vuce ? Are they really worth for what they’re getting paid? Very shameful fo bulls management.

Lynn Todd
Lynn Todd
Jun 23, 2023 9:47 am

Trade his ass to someone. Start the rebuild. This was a complete failure

Jun 23, 2023 9:41 am

This makes zero sense. Lavine is under contract for the next however many years. What would be the need for serious interaction between the agent and GM if there’s no need for contract talks? This also sounds unprofessional at best and downright stupid at worst. Klutch reps half of the league. If the GM is unwilling to deal with a particular agent for personal reasons, they have the wrong job. To be honest, I didn’t care for the proposed Knicks trade at all.

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