Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Two Teams Have Emerged In Possible Deal For Bulls Star Zach LaVine

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Zach Lavine’s name keeps popping up in NBA circles. The league’s landscape is currently influx as both Damian Lillard and James Harden are likely to be traded sooner than later. In a recent article from K.C. Johnson, he talked about LaVine and where he could be heading if the Bulls decide to pull the trigger and trade their All-Star player.

“In fact, league sources said that LaVine has landed in preliminary conversations with both the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers, who are working with James Harden and Damian Lillard, respectively, to find them new homes.”

Who ends up where?

If a three-team trade does go down, who will end up where? Do the Bulls land Damian Lillard or James Harden? How much draft capital would be given up? These are all questions the GM’s are probably working on as we speak. However, if I am Chicago, does any of this make sense? To me it doesn’t.

Why are you trying to trade LaVine in the first place and not the aging vet Demar DeRozan? If you are shipping out Zach, I’d rather it be for a package of picks and perhaps Tyler Herro.

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Taking on an aging superstar in either Lillard or Harden would only set this franchise back rather than push it over the top. Not to mention the picks it’d likely take to acquire one of those two. The Bulls gave LaVine a five-year, $215 million maximum contract not to long ago. So the fact he is once again in trade talks has to be frustrating for him as a player. But if I had to put money on it, I think the rumors this time around are very real.

A lot has transpired for the Bulls as of late. They were left without a first round pick from the Vuc trade. Lonzo Ball won’t be returning anytime soon or maybe at all. So dealing a player like Zach is one way to acquire draft capital and maybe help jump start another rebuild. It’s not a fun reality, but barring a miracle, that is likely the best route for the franchise to go.

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Jackhammer469
Jackhammer469
Jul 8, 2023 7:40 am

This is getting more and more sickening to listen to over and over again. Trading for either of these 2 makes little to no sense. In no way shape or form do either of these guys put the Bulls over the top in terms of the greater playoff picture either. Maybe they are a 4th, 5th, or 6th seed. Woo hoo, big F-ING deal.They are already hurting in the near future and trading for one of these horrendously bloated contracts, along with the picks they would likely cost might set the Bulls back a complete decade. In no way shape… Read more »

Kuya Cj
Kuya Cj
Jul 7, 2023 11:05 pm

Honestly it makes a lot of sense to Portland. With the trade below

PORT: LaVine, salary cap filler player, Mia 1st round pick 24, (maybe mia 25 pick swap 1st rds)

CHI: Herro, Robinson, Sharpe, Port 24 1st,Mia 26 1st, Mia 27 1st rnd swap

Miami: Lillard

Chicago gets draft capital especially in years that both teams might not be competitive

Lynn Todd
Lynn Todd
Jul 7, 2023 5:54 pm

What a mess the Bulls are. And how stupid can you be to resign Vuc. It is time to get rid of the dead weight

GloraWilliam
GloraWilliam
Jul 7, 2023 4:33 pm

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