The trade market will really pick up speed by December 15th at the latest, when players who signed new contracts in the summer can be traded again. But the rumor mill is already simmering. SPOX collects all trade rumors.
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Trade rumors from November 20, 2022
NBA – Zach LaVine probably has a trade wish list
The Chicago Bulls are reportedly open to a Zach LaVine trade and the player himself doesn’t seem averse to it, as his recent comments suggested. According to Jake Fischer (Yahoo Sports), LaVine’s agents have already called on the Lakers, Heat and Sixers and LaVine also seems open to it.
Another team LaVine would reportedly like to play for, according to Fischer, is the San Antonio Spurs. The Bulls star has a good relationship with head coach Gregg Popovich after the two won the gold medal together at the 2020 Olympics.
Sacramento is also on LaVine’s wish list, and there is also a connection here. In 2018, LaVine signed an offer sheet with the Kings, which the Bulls matched. However, at that time Vlade Divac was still primarily responsible in California, but Monte McNair is now GM in Sacramento. Shams Charania (The Athletic) also recently noted, that the Toronto Raptors are also looking into LaVine. However, it is not clear how serious their interest really is.
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NBA – Chicago Bulls are interested in Tyler Herro
The Miami Heat are considered a suitor for LaVine and a logical counterpart would be Tyler Herro, who has been in trade rumors all summer during the Damian Lillard poker. Portland showed no interest at the time, but according to Jake Fischer (Yahoo Sports), things were different in the case of the Bulls.
Herro is currently nursing an ankle injury he suffered in the win at Memphis two weeks ago. Since then, the Heat have won four of the next five games, only in Chicago they recently suffered a setback after seven wins in a row.
This season, Herro is putting up 22.9 points, 5 rebounds and 4.6 assists with rates of 44.7 percent from the field and 41 percent from the three-point line. The 23-year-old is in the first year of his four-year, $120 million deal and will receive $27 million this season.
NBA – Alex Caruso highly sought after
It shouldn’t surprise anyone if the Bulls get more value for Caruso than they did for LaVine. According to Jake Fischer (Yahoo Sports), Chicago is demanding two first-round picks for the defensive specialist, who has been the Bulls’ best player so far this season.
Chris Haynes (Bleacher Report) also suggested that there could be a bidding war for Caruso. According to him, more than ten teams could come knocking if Chicago actually makes the 29-year-old available for a trade. However, KC Johnson (NBC Chicago) recently reported that the Bulls have no intention of trading Caruso.
In addition to his qualities on the field, Caruso also has a very team-friendly contract; this season the former Laker will earn just $9.5 million and would also be tied down for another year. Most recently, Caruso was called back into the starting five by coach Billy Donovan, where Caruso averaged 9.6 points as well as 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals with rates of 61.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line.
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