The Chicago Bulls are coming off another disappointing season, and they did little to improve their already unimpressive roster in the offseason.
Arturas Karnisovas has failed to lead them back to contention, regardless of the somewhat big moves he’s made since arriving in the Windy City.
With that in mind, several fans, analysts, and even players seem to believe that the Bulls are just a bad week from trading their best players away, and that — obviously — includes Zach LaVine.
The UCLA product, however, seems to be unfazed and unbothered by the trade rumors, telling NBC Sports Chicago that he’s used to that at this point and citing that he doesn’t think anything’s going to happen any time soon:
“I’ve been with the Bulls for seven years. I’ve had my name in trade talks,” LaVine news/zach-lavine-doesnt-foresee-him-being-traded-anytime-soon/495203/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>said. You don’t love it, but you understand the business. I’ve been traded before, so you understand it.”
“I don’t see anything happening anytime soon. But if it does, Chicago always has my love.”
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) July 14, 2023
The Bulls made a very generous offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for LaVine, and it didn’t take long before he established himself as their leader and top scorer.
He’s been selected to two All-Star berths since arriving in the Windy City and has been a fan favorite since day one, but that hasn’t translated into much success off the court.
The New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Philadelphia 76ers were reportedly engaged in exploratory talks about a potential trade involving LaVine, but nothing happened, and moving that kind of contract and a player with a history of knee injuries won’t be easy.
Even if LaVine and coach Billy Donovan didn’t seem to be on the same page for most of last season, it seems like he won’t be going anywhere any time soon.
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