NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls aiming Zach LaVine to Pistons for Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Harris

With just a few days remaining before the NBA trade window shuts, franchises are looking to speed up proceedings to get their targets to complete the switch. One such speculation going around involve Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine.

LaVine has been in the trade rumors for some time now. However, the player’s injury just before the trade deadline could cost the Bulls a potential deal.

Zach LaVine for Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Harris reportedly in talks

NBA insiders have reported ongoing talks between the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons about a potential trade involving Zach LaVine. However, LaVine’s recent injury before the trade deadline on February 8 has added complexity to the situation.

The Pistons have made it clear that they won’t trade Bojan Bogdanovic solely based on a string of consecutive losses. Despite his absence in the first 19 games due to injury, the Pistons require a “larger offer” to part ways with him. Now a trade involving Zach LaVine in exchange for Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Harris are in talks between the two teams.

Bojan Bogdanovic boasts impressive scoring skills, averaging 20.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists this season with high shooting percentages from both the field (47.5%) and 3-point range (42.5%). Additionally, Joe Harris, once recovered from his right shoulder sprain, will contribute significantly to the Bulls’ offensive capabilities.

This trade has the potential to enhance the Bulls’ offensive prowess, addressing their current need for an offensive boost as they aim to climb the conference standings from their current 9th position. However, the uncertainty surrounding Zach LaVine’s return date may influence the timing of the trade.

Will Zach LaVine return from injury before 2024-25?

Zach LaVine’s recent injury struggles, including a right ankle sprain in January, have limited his playing time this season. Having missed several games and with the upcoming foot operation, LaVine is set to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

As of now, there is no specific return date for the Bulls star, adding uncertainty to the team’s immediate future. The Bulls might consider trade options, including potential deals with the Detroit Pistons involving Bojan Bogdanovic and Joe Harris, to address their offensive needs amid LaVine’s absence.

The 28-year-old had averaged 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 25 games this season. The Bulls are currently facing tremendous loss this season. Without the 2-time All-Star player, they have lost 15 matches out of 25. They will face Minnesota Timberwolves in their next game and will hope to improve their form and fortune.

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