NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers inches closer in sealing Zach LaVine deal

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine has been heavily connected with the Los Angeles Lakers with a potential trade over the past few weeks. NBA trade rumors have been reporting ongoing negotiations between the Bulls and the Lakers but nothing has been confirmed since then.

Now it finally looks like the Lakers have made up their mind to sign the Bulls forward and will be doing their best to get a good and fair deal. The assets the Lakers are willing to trade for Zach LaVine have also been leaked.

Which key players Lakers choose to part with in exchange for this trade?

NBA trade rumors suggest a Zach LaVine trade would be most promising right now and would be a ray of hope for the battered Lakers, who have been struggling. The key players the Purple and Gold are willing to trade for LaVine are centered around a package with D’Angelo Russell. The Lakers would have to include another player, as it is highly unlikely that the Bulls will be satisfied with just Russell. There are talks that Austin Reaves or Rui Hachimura could be the players who would be paired with D’Angelo in exchange for LaVine.

However, the Lakers have made it very clear that they don’t want any trade that involves Austin Reaves, as he has already become a crucial player for them. The NBA trade rumors suggest that it is most likely that Rui Hachimura will be the one who is traded off to the Bulls alongside D’Angelo Russell if the trade negotiations come to fruition.

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The Lakers were not very active in the trade market this off-season, leaving everyone wondering if they would take a step forward in signing a new talent or not. Now that more than a quarter of the regular season is over, it has become very clear that the Lakers are struggling, and it would be hard to repeat their last year’s feat of reaching the Western Conference Finals. The squad did great in the In-Season Tournament and won the trophy, but they have been struggling ever since it ended, and to make things worse, injuries have ridden the Lakers camp.

Lakers’ plan to adjust the cap space revealed

A Zach LaVine trade would be very beneficial for the Lakers in adjusting the cap space as well. The Bulls star would not cost as much as maintaining two players, and the Lakers are willing to give up on this trade deal. LaVine has not been the favorite of critics in his career and has been criticized a lot for his inability to make an impact in important games where it matters the most. People are not sure why the Lakers want to sign him if that is the case, but they forget that LaVine is a great scorer who cannot finish well.

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But the Lakers have some of the league’s top finishers who excel at securing victories in the final quarter of games. Zach LaVine would be a great addition to the Lakers alongside Lebron James and Anthony Davis. His scoring ability would provide an extra boost, allowing other players to focus on ball movement and play more freely. It would be interesting to see how far this NBA trade rumor goes and whether the trade happens or not.

What do you think of Zach LaVine playing for the Lakers? Do you think this NBA trade rumor will be true and Zach will be able to make a great impact with them? We are eager to know your thoughts, so drop them down in the comments and let us know.

Avi Shravan

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Avi Shravan is an anime, games and sports enthusiast who likes NBA and Soccer. He is an avid reader who loves to write as well. You can find him reading books in a cafe or playing games if he is not watching his favourite team play. You can contact him on [email protected]


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