NBA Rumors: All-Star Says "No Thanks" To Potential Trade To Knicks

The New York Knicks are always one of the first teams to surface when a big star might become available for trade. Recently, certain rumors have suggested that the Chicago Bulls might be willing to move 2-time All-Star Zach LaVine. But his interest in the Knicks? Uh, thanks, but no thanks. 

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News is reporting that “the LaVine camp isn’t interested in dealing with the Knicks, who have a reputation around the league of favoring clients of CAA.” 

CAA is the agency that Knicks president Leon Rose was previously employed by before taking over the team. LaVine is repped by CAA's chief rival, Rich Paul and Klutch. 

“Of course, the Knicks don’t need such approval to make a trade," continued Bondy.  "But landmines are set and often detonated under those circumstances."

LaVine, 28, has averaged over 25 points the last four seasons in Chicago, and registered 24.8 points this past campaign. He still has four years and $178M remaining on his contract. 

The Knicks will soldier on, however, and still try to land a big fish this summer.

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