The relationship between Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine and the franchise appears to be coming to an end, as the forward is in the midst of trade rumors and the organization is willing to trade him to fill other gaps on its roster.
NBA teams have been monitoring the two-time All-Star’s availability, according to Shams Charania. Although the player’s performance has been good, that has not translated into victories for his organization.
LaVine is averaging 21.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and three assists in 11 games this season, but the Chicago team is 4-7 and is in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Obviously the collective performance is not the player’s fault, but the franchise must look for answers.
It should be noted that the 28-year-old forward is in the second season of a five-year, $215 million contract. He has a player option for the 2026-27 campaign worth $48.9 million, according to the specialized site Spotrac.
Chicago would also like to re-sign forward DeMar DeRozan, but the two sides have not agreed on the terms of an extension.