While Fischer didn’t mention any suitors, it is believed the Hawks, Spurs, 76ers and Trail Blazers are among the most active teams this offseason. The No. 18 pick is the only one the Bulls own this summer, and they may be exploring whether that and White together will land something substantial in return.
White, 22, is 6-foot-5 and just completed his third season, all in Chicago. He averaged 12.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 61 games. All of those numbers were down slightly from the previous season, though some of that may have had to do with the presence of Lonzo Ball (when healthy).
While the Bulls are may be some options with White, their offseason priority is re-signing guard Zach LaVine, an unrestricted free agent. As we wrote previously, it is believed that LaVine will eventually end up returning to Chicago — with perhaps just a few tweaks to a proposed deal.
“Ironing out LaVine’s next deal appears centered on the fifth year of the contract,” wrote Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. “LaVine is eligible for a five-year deal totaling roughly $200 million. Whether that season is fully guaranteed, is a player option or nets other potential outcomes remains to be seen.”