The Chicago Bulls may not be listening to offers for star shooting guard Zach LaVine just yet, but outside of Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, he could be one of the most intriguing targets before the close of trading on March 25th.
In a guard-powered league, LaVine will no doubt be a hot commodity at 25 due to his exceptional athleticism and high-perimeter skills. As such, Chicago could be the recipient of tempting overtures as opposing teams attempt to dissuade the two-time slam dunk champion from a franchise in need of a facelift.
According to Ian Begley of SNY TV, the New York Knicks maintained interest in acquiring LaVine after monitoring his situation with the Bulls over the summer.
The Knicks, 9-11, appear in the Eastern Conference playoff picture for the first time since 2014-15, and adding LaVine would not only improve their chances of maintaining their playoff team status, but also increase the general interest on the team.
It’s unclear what the cops want back in exchange for the observatory, but the Knicks have a variety of trades and draft capital that could serve as a starting point for negotiations.