Zach Lavine’s name has done the hokey pokey in trade talks for the last 18 months. Recently , reporting from Shams Charania and Bulls insider K.C. Johnson has revealed that both sides are “open” to the possibility of a trade.
The Bulls’ asking price for the two-time All-Star has not been cheap, with the team reportedly seeking multiple first round picks, a young player and a veteran. It must also be said that “openness” to a trade does not equate to a deal being imminent. However , as the Bulls have gotten off to a 4-7 start and LaVine himself has also gotten off to a slow start, averaging 21.9 points , 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists on .409/.309/.879 splits, the percentages, from the field and three-point range, being career-lows.