Blazers in the running for Zach LaVine's services too?

Blazers in the running for Zach LaVine's services too?

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Blazers in the running for Zach LaVine's services too?

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Along with Atlanta, Portland is most often mentioned as a top LaVine suitor. LaVine is a Seattle native, just a few hours’ drive north of the Trail Blazers’ facilities, and shares a relationship with Damian Lillard from their Team USA days.
Source: Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls in Paris, and Zach LaVine scope done and done, with nothing unexpected found. Full recovery … just in time to be a Laker …
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2022/5/2…4:57 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
ZACH LAVINE INJURY UPDATE
 
Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine underwent successful left knee arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday, May 24th at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. Lavine is expected to make a full recovery. – 4:40 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Zach LaVine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, the Bulls announced. – 4:38 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
News story on Zach LaVine’s arthroscopic left knee surgery, which the Bulls termed successful.
For @NBCSChicago: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…4:33 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine underwent surgery on his left knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Chicago Bulls executives are in Los Angeles to attend various agency pro days in advance of next month’s NBA Draft and were in close contact with the two-time All-Star guard. – 4:29 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
ICYMI: In explaining how the Lakers could get Zach LaVine logistically (which I’m not suggesting is in the works), I broke down a path to the Lakers getting out of RW to generate nearly a $41 mil trade exception for Westbrook: bleacherreport.com/articles/10035…3:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Our latest Offseason Preview on @spotrac features the Chicago Bulls! They were back last season…until injuries hit. Chicago limped into the playoffs before an offseason where everything centers around Zach LaVine. And finding more depth. Read more here:
spotrac.com/research/nba/2…11:24 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Wrote two weeks ago about why LaVine to Portland is highly unlikely from both sides and I still believe that to be the case. Don’t think he’s who they’d be looking at even if they did somehow clear the cap space bleacherreport.com/articles/10035…10:46 AM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The early word on Deandre Ayton’s restricted free agency, Atlanta’s big offseason plans, and just how available Zach LaVine will be on the open market, at @BR_NBA: bleacherreport.com/articles/10036…9:55 AM
Zach LaVine @ZachLaVine
😳😳😳….. damn wiggs – 11:18 PM

More on this storyline

Zach LaVine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Chicago Bulls executives are in Los Angeles to attend various agency pro days in advance of next month’s NBA Draft and were in close contact with the two-time All-Star guard, who is expected to begin a short rehabilitation period shortly. In a release, the team termed the surgery “successful” and said LaVine is expected to make a full recovery. -via NBC Sports / May 24, 2022
K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago joined the Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday morning to discuss LaVine’s future. “The safe bet is still that Zach will return (to Chicago),” Johnson said. He offered that with a caveat though. “I’m just reporting what I was hearing at the Combine – and that is multiple people connected to other teams, agents, etc., the chatter at that Combine, the representation of that chatter is that Zach is very much in play,” Johnson said. “Now that said, the Bulls are still very confident in their ability to re-sign Zach LaVine. Michael Reinsdorf has said it. Arturas Karnisovas has said it. They still have the power to pay him more than any other franchise.” -via Audacy / May 24, 2022
“The fact that he’s going to look at other teams legitimately is serious,” Johnson said. “I think the fact that other teams are going to make an aggressive bid to get him is serious. And I think the fact that the Bulls are very confident that they’re going to retain him are all serious, are all simultaneously (true). It’s going to be a fascinating free agency in July.” -via Audacy / May 24, 2022

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