Even if it will be necessary to wait until midnight (French time) to know the first deals of the “free agency”, NBC reports that Zach LaVine would have agreed to extend to the Bulls. Our colleagues report that the player has warned his relatives, and he would commit to a contract of 215 million dollars over five years. This is the maximum that Chicago can offer him.
It makes sense for the Bulls to break the bank on their second leading scorer, especially since DeMar DeRozan will be 33 this summer, and we already have to think about the future. However, LaVine is very fragile, and many thought the Bulls would be cautious and not dare to offer the maximum to a player torn by his knees, and who has missed 25 games this season.
Perhaps the franchise will protect itself with a “team option” after four years, or with bonuses depending on the number of matches played per season.