Bulls Star To Undergo Knee Procedure

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine will undergo a scope procedure on his left knee, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

LaVine had been dealing with a knee issue since the All-Star break. Despite the pain, the 2-time All-Star continued to play through the injury throughout the remainder of the regular season.

LaVine ended up missing Chicago's season-ending loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of their first round series with the defending champs in late April.

In 67 games in the 2021-22 season, LaVine averaged 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. He helped lead the Bulls to their first postseason berth since 2017.

Chicago even held the no. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference at some points earlier during the season. But injuries and COVID-19 took their toll on the Bulls, dropping them to the 6th seed in the playoffs.

The 27-year-old is set to become a free agent this upcoming summer. Several teams are reportedly looking to pry away the bouncy and talented shooting guard from the Bulls.

It will be interesting how this injury affects LaVine's free agency. He could earn up to $212 million over the next five years should he stay with the Bulls or get a four-year of up to $154 million should he sign with another team.

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