Zach LaVine might be willing to take a slight discount with the Chicago Bulls if it means the team is able to add key role players around him, sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times.
Before the start of the 20-21 season, several outlets reported that it was important for LaVine to sign for max money moving forward.
LaVine is finishing his fourth season with the Bulls and his seventh in the NBA. LaVine has yet to reach the playoffs in any of them.
“I’ve been making strides each and every year,’’ LaVine said. “I’m going to continue to do that. But it’s not about me. I would love to have just the opportunity to go out there and play and compete and showcase what I can do on a bigger stage. I’m going to get there. But we just have to work for it.’’
LaVine signed a four-year, $80 million offer sheet with the Sacramento Kings in 2018 that the Bulls matched.