The Los Angeles Lakers have shown interest in another big player and they may be the best landing spot for him. The Chicago Bulls deal with serious obstacles at the moment. They have a 11-18 record and the situation is far from ideal. Is this enough for shooting guard Zach LaVine to chase his dreams somewhere else?
According to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, LaVine’s shooting can be of great help for the Lakers.
“LaVine is enduring an up-and-down season that began with him in and out of the lineup as he dealt with a management plan for his twice-surgically repaired knee. Still, he, too, could be coveted by teams like the Lakers and Knicks should he be prominently placed in trade talks,” Johnson wrote. “LaVine signed a five-year, 5 million max contract this offseason. The Bulls likely would seek a package of young players and draft picks in return. However, given the history of LaVine’s knee, the amount of money left on his deal and signs that his on-court decision-making ability is regressing, it may be hard to find a suitor. And even in the event of a roster reset, his age (27) combined with his value being at a low point could compel the Bulls to prioritize the Bulls flipping other chips first.”
Lakers could be the ideal landing spot for the talented superstar
LaVine inked a new five-year deal in July. He can be traded at January 15 and getting him makes perfect sense. He is represented by Rich Paul and this makes him a perfect candidate.
Jake Fischer from Yahoo Sports reported that the Lakers are still eyeing their options on the market. They pay huge attention to the situation in Chicago. Fischer believes that LaVine is a good target for the Lakers.
“The Lakers are certainly keeping an eye trained toward the Bulls’ developments,” Fischer wrote. “A player like Zach LaVine would satisfy Los Angeles’ dreamiest returns for the two future first-round picks Rob Pelinka’s front office has left in its stable, although the murmured idea of flipping Russell Westbrook for Vucevic and DeRozan would appear a far more realistic outcome if Chicago does ultimately pivot from its postseason aspirations.”