‣ Zach LaVine, currently with the Chicago Bulls, is reportedly open to a potential trade to the Sacramento Kings, where he could join De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis.
‣ If LaVine were to join the Kings, he could adapt into a solid catch and shoot player in Sacramento’s system, potentially improving the team’s odds to win the Western Conference.
‣ Despite health issues, LaVine has proven he is still a capable player, averaging 21.0 points, 4.9 total rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game this season.
Zach LaVine is the talk of the town, the hottest ticket on the trade block. His relationship with the Chicago Bulls? Kaput. It’s only a matter of time before he’s shipped off to another team.
Originally, LaVine had his sights set on the Los Angeles Lakers. But the Lakers? They didn’t seem too keen on him. Now, word on the street is that LaVine might be open to joining De’Aaron Fox in Sacramento.
“For all the public focus on the prospect of James and Davis teaming up with LaVine with the Lakers, the overlooked part is that Kings star De’Aaron Fox is a major priority for Klutch Sports these days as well. Per league sources, LaVine would be very amendable to a Sacramento move that would make him Fox’s backcourt mate.” That’s what Sam Amick says.
Imagine this: Zach LaVine, Domantas Sabonis, and De’Aaron Fox all on the same team. That’s a star trio that could potentially make a deep playoff push.
Zach LaVine to the Sacramento Kings? Doesn’t sound too bad.
But what about his fit with the Kings? There are some questions. Both LaVine and Fox are ball-dominant players. But with Fox’s and Sabonis’ playmaking, LaVine might just fit in as a solid catch and shoot player in Sacramento’s system.
What would a trade package for Zach LaVine look like? That’s still up in the air. But the Kings do have some auxiliary players that Chicago might want for their rebuilding process. Kevin Huerter, Davion Mitchell, and possibly Harrison Barnes could be part of the deal. If LaVine were to buy into the Kings’ system and let Fox be the main guy, Sacramento’s odds to win the Western Conference could get a nice little boost.
Let’s talk numbers. LaVine’s performance this season has been a mixed bag. But when he’s healthy, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Before inflammation in his right foot sidelined him, he was averaging 21.0 points, 4.9 total rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game.
His shooting numbers have taken a bit of a hit this season, but he’s also been out for a few games. Currently, he’s shooting 44.3 percent from the field, but this could increase as the season progresses. His three-point shooting hasn’t been great this year, only 33.6 percent from deep. But a change of scene might just be the ticket.
Remember, LaVine still had a 50-point game in a loss earlier this year to the Detroit Pistons. The talent is still there. But the Bulls need to trade him before it’s too late.