Chicago Bulls Insider can’t fully gauge the Kings’ interest in Zach Lavine

Jun 22, 2024, 6:00 AM

Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Brooklyn Nets in the first half of the NBA...

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 03: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Brooklyn Nets in the first half of the NBA In-Season Tournament at the United Center on November 03, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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Are the Sacramento Kings looking to trade for shooting guard Zach Lavine? Chicago Bulls insider, K.C. Johnson, isn’t quite so sure at the moment.

Bulls insider for NBC Sports Chicago, K.C. Johnson, joined The Drive Guys Friday to talk about the Chicago Bull connection to the Kings this offseason. The guys ask Johnson about the current state of The Windy City, what the Bulls’ front office is looking at, and the availability of Lavine, and other disgruntled Bulls players.

All that and more on Sactown Sports.

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Additional topics discussed include:

  • Where does the Kings stand with Zach Lavine and Bulls trade talks?
  • Does Alex Caruso being off the table hurt Lavine’s trade market?
  • K.C. Johnson’s thoughts on why the Bulls and Lavine are headed for a divorce
  • Johnson on why the Malik Monk deal is a great sign for the Kings’ offseason plans
  • How does Josh Giddey fit with the Bulls’ culture?
  • Are other Chicago players on the trade block?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with K.C. Johnson.

More on Bulls guard Zach LaVine

LaVine, a two-time All-Star, averaged 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game on 45 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent from three-point range, numbers that all fall below his career averages.

Throughout his ten-year career, the UCLA product has been a volume scorer–particularly with the Bulls, where he has averaged 24.7 points per game over seven seasons.

In 2018, LaVine signed an offer sheet with the Kings as a restricted free agent before Chicago matched the offer. Just this season, multiple reports indicated that the Klutch Sports client “would welcome” a trade to Sacramento, where he would join fellow agency teammate De’Aaron Fox.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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