After trading away Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, the Brooklyn Nets have shifted their focus to acquiring more talent around Kevin Durant. One name floating around the rumor mill is Zach LaVine after signing his $216 million contract last summer. The Bulls are currently battling for a spot in the play-in tournament, which is why they’re expected to make a significant move before the deadline to help improve their chances of making the playoffs.
Zach LaVine Trade Ideas To The Nets
Bulls Trade: Zach LaVine, Coby White, Tony Bradley
Nets Trade: Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Royce O’Neale, Seth Curry
This might not be the package Bulls fans envisioned when discussing a potential Zach LaVine trade. However, the reality is hard to accept at times. LaVine is a good player who missed the All-Star team despite playing most of the season. It’s unlikely they’ll receive a package similar to what Utah received for Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell. If the Bulls decide to build around DeMar DeRozan by offering him a four-year $144 million extension this summer and possibly bring back Nikola Vucevic, trading LaVine for a haul of serviceable players could be their best option for staying competitive.
Spencer Dinwiddie has come a long way since his playing days in Chicago early in his career. While Dinwiddie is an excellent defender, his offense often goes underrated. At 29, Dinwiddie is averaging 17 points per game, with 40% shooting from behind the arc. Between his efficient scoring and solid defense, there isn’t that big of a drop-off between Dinwiddie and LaVine. The Bulls could fill the rest of their roster with shooters like Joe Harris, Royce O’Neale, and Seth Curry, which would help spread the floor for DeMar DeRozan’s midrange game.
The Nets would bring in LaVine to pair next to Kevin Durant. It’s never easy losing an All-Star starter like Kyrie Irving at a bargain price, but bringing in LaVine could help avoid Durant requesting a trade like his former teammates James Harden and Kyrie Irving did during their tenure in Brooklyn. It also helps that LaVine is good friends with Durant. Though, it’s worth mentioning that Kyrie Irving was once considered a good friend.
The trade is good, as long as Knicks throw in a first rounder too.
But Durant did request a trade. They had summer to find a sucker/team to take is ass at $50M per. 45-50 games per as well. So they don’t wanna go through this debacle again, so let them be the suckers to pay Lavine’s tired ass. Hate to say it but that horrific mock-pick from the Lakers for Westbrook and those 2 picks in 2122 & 2123.
The speculation is beyond boring and repetitive at this point. Not to mention this trade proposal is ass and if offered, would be laughed at.
This is a terrible trade for the Bulls. I’m all for trading Lavine, but not for this garbage.