Report: 76ers Not Interested In Trading For Bulls’ Zach LaVine

According to NBA reporter Kyle Neubeck, the Philadelphia 76ers are not interested in trading for Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine

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The Bulls are attempting to trade LaVine this offseason after failing to find a taker for him at the trade deadline.

Chicago has won just one playoff game since acquiring LaVine from the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017. 

LaVine played in only 25 games this season. He underwent season-ending right foot surgery in February.

A two-time All-Star, LaVine averaged 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 2023-24 while shooting 45.2% from the field, 34.9% from beyond the arc and 85.4% from the free-throw line.

LaVine signed a five-year, $215 million contract with the Bulls in July 2022. He’ll make $43 million next season and $45 million in 2025-26.

A UCLA product, LaVine has career averages of 20.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks with the Timberwolves and Bulls.

A source told Hoops Wire that LaVine “would like” to get traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. LaVine, LeBron James and Anthony Davis have the same agent (Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group). 

However, the Lakers are not expected to pursue a LaVine trade, sources said. 

According to NBA reporter Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic, rival teams aren’t sure LaVine “is worth the commitment.” LaVine is coming off right foot surgery and has three years and $138 million left on his contract.

“LaVine’s name likely will be in trade rumors for the remainder of his career,” Mayberry wrote. “His strengths, weaknesses, contract, ego and injury history combine to form a fabulous but flawed talent, one capable of helping any team but only under the right conditions.

“It all makes LaVine a difficult fit. The Bulls have outgrown him. Rival teams aren’t sure LaVine is worth the commitment. LaVine is coming off right foot surgery and has three years and $138 million left on his contract.”

The Sixers lost to the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2024 playoffs in six games. They are building around Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey

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