But the Bulls can offer LaVine a better contract than anyone else, and most around the league seem to believe Chicago will be exactly where he lands.
Some also seem to believe that LaVine’s representatives at Klutch Sports are working hard to create a different narrative, as reported by veteran NBA writer Sean Deveney of Heavy.com.
“A lot of this is coming from the agents, where they want to not only get him paid but raise his profile at the same time,” one league source told Deveney. “That is their M.O. The more drama in the process, the better. No one was talking about Zach. Now everyone is. Mission accomplished.”
“It is still Zach’s team,” the source told Deveney. “Klutch just wants to make sure everyone knows it.”
LaVine, 27, just completed his eighth season, compiling averages of 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 67 games. He has been an All-Star in each of the past two seasons.