Knicks reportedly inquired about possible trade for Bulls star

Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls takes a three point shot in the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks during game two of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Fiserv Forum on April 20, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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The New York Knicks are coming off a season in which the iconic NBA franchise exceeded expectations and upset the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Playoffs in the first round.

Along with getting the best out of Donovan Mitchell and company in five games, the Knicks have a new star in town, with Jalen Brunson proving to be the real deal and one of the best signings the team has ever made.

Even though Brunson has helped this team reach the second level and could become a Knicks legend, New York is still a piece or two away from becoming a legitimate title contender in the Eastern Conference, which means the team will be looking for ways to make huge improvements this summer.

One of the options the Knicks explored this summer is whether the Chicago Bulls were willing to trade talented scorer Zack LaVine ahead of next season, and apparently, they are open to the idea.

However, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic via Bleacher Report, LaVine’s asking price was too high for the Knicks’ liking.

Over the past few seasons, there have been a lot of rumors flying around the league regarding LaVine’s availability and whether the Bulls are ready to move on and start rebuilding in Chicago.

All signs point to the Bulls wanting to move on but unwilling to budge in trade talks that have resulted in no movement in Chicago, but that could soon change if the team struggles before the NBA trade deadline next season.

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