As NBA commerce rumors swirl round Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, it seems potential suitors might not see him take the ground once more previous to the Feb. 8 commerce deadline. Or on the very least, Bulls head coach Billy Donovan did not present a really optimistic outlook in regards to the potential of that being the case.
Forward of the Bulls’ matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday evening, Donovan was requested about whether or not LaVine would return earlier than the commerce deadline and he supplied only a easy four-word reply.
“I simply do not know,” he stated, as ESPN’s Dave McMenamin handed alongside.
LaVine has been concerned in commerce buzz and varied rumors because the early levels of the 2023-24 NBA season. However even with that being the case, it hasn’t led to a lot by way of main updates on his outlook, apart from reviews associated to a common lack of a market surrounding the proficient guard.
Again in early December was roughly when issues started to look a bit bleak, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on “NBA Countdown” that there was “no market” at present for LaVine. He finally acknowledged that the Bulls might must hope they discover a workforce that may tackle the guard’s contract.
LaVine has been linked to the Lakers, amongst different groups, however the roughly $178 million remaining on the five-year, $215 million contract he signed seems to be creating pause for a lot of potential suitors.
Whereas it might be stunning if LaVine remained in Chicago via the commerce deadline, the Bulls appear much less and fewer more likely to get the kind of worth they probably need for LaVine as the times go by and we get nearer to the deadline.