The Chicago Bulls have endured an inconsistent start to the new NBA season, going 5-6 over their first 11 games.
Chicago’s front office has grand ideas of constructing a championship-caliber team, so, it’s fair to assume they would be open to making a big-time trade if the opportunity arose. According to a Western Conference Executive, who spoke with Heavy on Sports’ NBA Insider Sean Deveney under the condition of anonymity, Chicago could potentially find themselves in the running for Anthony Davis should the Los Angeles Lakers decide to part ways with the multi-skilled forward.
NBA executive envisions scenario in which Lakers trade Anthony Davis to Bulls for Zach LaVine: https://t.co/tpw4GQIlNy
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“If they (the Lakers) were to make a deal, it would be to send him back to Chicago for another Klutch guy, Zach LaVine. Davis is from Chicago, he would like to play there. LaVine played at UCLA and has said he wants to play in L.A. I think that is the only deal that would sort of satisfy all parties. Because, look, the Lakers wanted AD to be the guy who took over the franchise after LeBron and it is obvious he is not the guy to do that. Maybe LaVine can be,” The executive said.
Sure, losing LaVine – a successful reclamation project by the Bulls coaching staff – would hurt, but acquiring a Chicago native with genuine superstar talent would be a significant boost for the Bulls, and could potentially position them to be contenders in the Eastern Conference.
Davis Could be Available For Trade
According to Bill Simmons, who was speaking on a November 7 episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, the Lakers could potentially be interested in exploring the trade market for Davis.
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“There’s some buzz, just some buzzing, that AD might be available. That that’s a plan B. Because, the Westbrook trade – or whatever they think they can get for Westbrook and whether you’d want to give up future assets – maybe that doesn’t even make sense because what are you getting if you’re the Lakers? You’ve got Davis here, who I don’t think has looked the same for a couple of years – certainly not close to Bubble Davis.
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