“Don’t Believe Every Rumor”: Zach LaVine Shuts Down Media Narrative, as Bulls Spark on a 3–0 Run in His Absence

Published 12/08/2023, 2:32 AM EST

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Despite a 5-14 start to the season, the Chicago Bulls have won three consecutive games, even in the absence of Zach LaVine. Recently, there were rumors about LaVine’s potential trade, fueled by his representation expressing openness to the idea. Adding an unexpected twist was LaVine’s sidelining with a surprising foot injury. If these unfolding were not enough to birth certain narratives, a recent report hinted that LaVine might rejoin the Bulls into the new year.

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With Zach now out for at least 3-4 weeks to address inflammation in his right foot, the rumors have caught new heights. Luckily, amidst the speculations, LaVine has finally addressed the ongoing concerns.

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With the active roster heading for their battle against the San Antonio Spurs, LaVine was relishing in the airy practice arena. He took the opportunity to address the media, primarily on his health. As the talks revolved around the Bulls’ surge in his absence, he admired his team’s success. Furthermore, he revealed that he has actively engaged with the team and working out to recover from his injury.

However, as discussions shifted to the trade rumors, LaVine swiftly ended the speculations about his future with the Bulls. He emphatically stated, “Don’t believe every rumor,” while displaying a sense of excitement to help the Bulls continue their winning ways.

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From the recent picture painted by Zach LaVine, he is eager to recover and contribute to the team’s success, dispelling all doubts about his commitment to the Chicago Bulls.

NBA Insider claims LaVine has no trade value, for now

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The senior NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski, has painted a gloomy picture of the potential of Zach LaVine’s trade soon. According to Adrian, LaVine currently lacks a trade market. He cites LaVine’s colossal contract and his on-court productivity as the factors behind it.

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Currently, LaVine is locked into a hefty 5-year, $215,159,700 contract with the Bulls. Furthermore, with his history of injuries, there are uncertainties about his impact on winning. These insights from Adrian come as words of relief for the Bulls’ fans.

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However, Adrian suggests that for LaVine and the Bulls to secure a mutually beneficial deal, Zach must step up as the team’s leader. According to the Insider, this will enhance LaVine’s impact on the court. Furthermore, it will also make for a higher appeal amongst NBA teams to consider taking over his contract.

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