In Chicago since 2017, Zach LaVine sees his name in transfer rumors every summer. This is still the case this year, the disappointing season of the Bulls having logically led to its share of noise in the hallway.
KC Johnson, of NBC Sports Chicago, had thus explained that the Illinois franchise had discussed a transfer of its All-Star rear, the Knicks in particular scrutinizing the situation…
Nevertheless, Arturas Karnisovas has obviously decided to trust his group for next season, extending Nikola Vucevic and remaining quiet during the Draft. As he enters the second year ($40 million) of his five-year, $215 million extension, Zach LaVine isn’t worried.
“These are always rumors” he answers like this. “I’ve been with the Bulls for seven years, I’ve already had my name in the rumor mill. We don’t like it, but we understand the business. I’ve already been traded, I understand. »
Drafted by Wolves, Zach LaVine had been involved in the transfer of Jimmy Butler in 2017. Since then, despite rumors and disappointments, he has remained in Chicago, extending his lease there last summer.
“I have always done my best to represent my city, whatever team I play for. Chicago has loved me and welcomed me as one of its own ever since I’ve been there. I don’t think anything is happening anytime soon. But if so, Chicago will always be in my heart. »
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.