It looks like after some speculation Zach LaVine is getting the bag! According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Zach LaVine has agreed to a five-year, 215.2-million-dollar deal to return to the Chicago Bulls.
NBA All-Star Zach LaVine has agreed to a five-year, $215.2 million maximum contract to return to the Chicago Bulls, with a player option in Year 5, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2022
After the team’s first playoff appearance in five years, the biggest domino to fall is what would happen with Zach LaVine. LaVine is coming off of back-to-back All-Star campaigns in Chicago and averaging 24.4 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.3 rebounds for the Bulls. With LaVine now locked up for the foreseeable future, the team can now focus on what can be done next to improve a team that started to fade off towards the end of the season.
After adding veterans DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Nikola Vucivic last season, the Bulls are continuing to show that they are trying everything they can to compete in the eastern conference right now. After coming over in the trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Lavine became the face of the Bulls franchise and will hope to lead this group out of the first round this upcoming season after injuries had slowed down a team that at one point was holding down first place in the eastern conference.
After already adding Andre Drummond to the mix to help with one of the biggest weaknesses on the roster, the Bulls will continue to look for ways to retool the current core.