July 15, 2024

We wasn’t expecting this: Chicago Bulls key prolific star reveal reasons for his departure……

According to NBA insider K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, the Chicago Bulls will look to trade Zach LaVine again this summer.

The Bulls tried to trade LaVine this season, but no teams were seriously interested in acquiring the UCLA product.

“The Bulls engaged in multiple trade conversations centered on LaVine dating to last offseason,” Johnson wrote. “When this season began poorly, both the Bulls and LaVine’s representation agreed to be open to trying to find LaVine a new home. But NBC Sports Chicago reported last month that LaVine never specifically asked to be traded.

“Nevertheless, the Bulls engaged with the Detroit Pistons leading up to the Feb. 8 trade deadline but gained little traction on moving LaVine. A source said the Bulls will look to trade LaVine again this offseason.”

LaVine signed a five-year, $215 million contract with the Bulls in July 2022. He’ll make $43 million next season and $45 million in 2025-26.

A two-time All-Star, LaVine finished this season with averages of 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks while shooting 45.2% from the field, 34.9% from 3 and 85.4% from the free-throw line. He’s making $40.1 million.

LaVine underwent right foot surgery in February. He’ll be ready to go once training camp starts for the 2024-25 NBA season.

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