Insider Drops Truth Bomb On Zach LaVine's Trade Market

Despite their denials to the contrary, the Chicago Bulls have "explored trade scenarios for Zach LaVine throughout this offseason." That's according to NBA Insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. 

However, says Fischer, their 'explorations' haven't led to anything substantial, and there's a good reason for that, as he divulges in this truth bomb about LaVine's trade market:

There just doesn’t seem to be a robust market for LaVine’s services, with his salary and injury history. His availability has been known around the league since July, yet he remains in Chicago.

LaVine has had knee problems at various points throughout his career, and he missed 138 games in his first five years in the Windy City. He did play in 77 contests last year, however, averaging 24.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists, in numbers fairly similar to his two All-Star seasons in Chicago the previous two years.

But his defense is suspect, and despite his elite scoring abilities, along with those of teammate DeMar DeRozan, the Bulls have only made the playoffs once in his six seasons there. 

The Bulls, however, aren't willing to just give LaVine away, as word leaked this summer that the New York Knicks inquired, but were turned away due to a "giant asking price."

LaVine, a versatile scorer, is still owed $178M over the next four years, and he'll be 32 at the end of that contract. 

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