Woj Report: Zach LaVine's Trade Market Is Worse Than Anyone Imagined

The Chicago Bulls have announced that Zach LaVine will be out for about a week with a sore foot. But that's hardly the reason for the report today from NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, who claims that there is zero interest for LaVine on the trade market right now.

Woj says it's a combination of his contract and his potential impact that's soured the LaVine market:

“There is not a market for Zach LaVine right now,” Wojnarowski told NBA Today host Malika Andrews on ESPN today. “That’s not because Chicago has not tried to find it and aren’t currently trying to find it—it’s a combination of a few reasons: LaVine’s contract . . . his productivity . . . I think the question for teams is, ‘How much does Zach LaVine impact winning?’ Especially at the salary and with a new salary cap.”

LaVine's contract has four more years to run at about $45M per season. Teams must ask themselves, says Woj, "'Are we trading for him to our best player? No. Our 2nd-best player? No. So if he's our 3rd-best player, do we want to pay that kind of money?'... I think he needs to start playing well, and impact winning."

His scoring average is down several points from recent years, at just 21 points per game, while he's shooting just 33.6% from three-point range, which would be the worst mark of his career, and his assists are down to the lowest mark they've been in six years (3.4). And yes, the Bulls are losing, currently 6-14, in 13th spot in the Eastern Conference. 

It sounds like Zach LaVine isn't going anywhere, anytime soon.