LaVine will be an unrestricted free agent and has been linked to several other teams, including the Trail Blazers and Spurs, though at this point that’s pure speculation. He is seeking a maximum-level contract, league sources have told Hoops Wire.
Those around the Bulls believe he will be amicable to a deal with Chicago.
“I’m just reporting what I was hearing at the Combine – and that is multiple people connected to other teams, agents, etc., the chatter at that Combine, the representation of that chatter is that Zach is very much in play,” Johnson said on 670 The Score, via HoopsHype.
“Now that said, the Bulls are still very confident in their ability to re-sign Zach LaVine. Michael Reinsdorf has said it. Arturas Karnisovas has said it. They still have the power to pay him more than any other franchise.”
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.