As the NBA regular season is soon ending, many teams are already looking ahead to the offseason and evaluating their rosters. One team that should seriously consider making a trade is the Chicago Bulls, specifically involving their star player Zach LaVine.
Despite LaVine’s impressive scoring averages, the fact remains that he has only won one playoff game in his entire career. With the Bulls rumored to make significant changes this summer, trading LaVine for Jaylen Brown could be the move that propels them into championship contention.
While Brown has expressed a desire to leave Boston, the Celtics would be wise to take advantage of this opportunity to acquire LaVine. Brown is a proven winner who has made multiple trips to the Eastern Conference Finals and a trip to the NBA Finals. He also boasts superior numbers on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court.
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LaVine, on the other hand, has only been able to put up impressive scoring numbers for a struggling Bulls team. He is locked into a 4-year contract worth $178 million, and his scoring prowess has not translated into wins for the team.
In addition to his lack of playoff success, LaVine’s age is also a factor to consider. At 28 years old, he may not be the long-term solution for the Bulls. On the other hand, Jaylen Brown is only 26 and has already established himself as one of the league’s most talented players.
One potential roadblock to this trade could be the need for the Bulls to sweeten the deal to acquire Brown. However, if they can make the trade happen, the Bulls would have a solid starting lineup featuring Brown and DeRozan, two talented players.
Trading LaVine for Brown would benefit the Bulls on the court and free up salary cap space for them to make additional moves in the offseason. This could make them a more attractive destination for free agents looking to join a winning team.