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Report: Bulls proposed up to 15 LaVine trades to teams

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It appears the Chicago Bulls are struggling to trade Zach LaVine.

The Bulls have proposed as many as 15 trades centered around the two-time All-Star to various teams, including the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, and Philadelphia 76ers, sources told K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago.

Trading LaVine could potentially give Chicago more cap flexibility, as the 29-year-old has three years and $138 million left on his contract. The 10-year veteran struggled last season, averaging fewer than 20 points for the first time since 2017-18 and missing 57 games due to a foot injury.

The Bulls finished 39-43 and were eliminated in the play-in tournament for the second straight season. They were given the No. 11 pick in next week's draft.

Chicago will enter luxury-tax territory if it signs its potential first-round pick, veteran DeMar De Rozan, and forward Patrick Williams while keeping LaVine on the roster. Alex Caruso is eligible to sign a four-year, $78.8-million extension in July.

LaVine has averaged 24.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists over seven seasons with the Bulls. He was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 as part of the Jimmy Butler trade.

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