NBA Rumors: Bulls & Blazers Emerging as Trade Partners

A tale of two underperforming franchises, the Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls could find themselves doing some business this upcoming offseason. According to NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Blazers have joined the discussion as a potential suitor for Bulls swingman Zach LaVine.

The Bulls were recently unable to get out of the first round of the postseason, meanwhile the Blazers struggled throughout the entire season, finishing 13th in the western conference with a 27-55 record. LaVine is a pending free agent who could be involved in a sign-and-trade with Portland, coming off a season where the UCLA product produced 24.4 points per game. 

The Blazers have some interesting pieces on their roster but they will be in tough to finalize any deal as their trade chips include Eric Bledsoe, Josh Hart, and Jusuf Nurkic. To this point the franchise has no intention to deal young budding star Anfernee Simons.

As for LaVine, he'll have a major decision to make this summer as the 27-year-old is expected to sign a massive contract and secure the bag. He's one of the most talented offensively players in the league and the Trail Blazers won't be the only ones interested.

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