Sacramento consider extending LaVine an offer-sheet.
On Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast, posted yesterday, the NBA insider revealed much of his basketball intel. He touched on Tony Parker's uncertain future with the Spurs, Trae Young's struggles in Summer League play, and several other footnotes his guest ESPN analyst Bobby Marks has pulled from past experiences.
One topic that got tossed around longer than usual, was information Wojnarowski had received on the availability of Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine. According to Woj's sources on the Kings', management was strongly considering tabling an offer-sheet for the 5th year player. After much internal discussion, the Sacramento Kings decided against tabling the offer-sheet. They will instead look into other means of acquisition.
Had they tabled an offer sheet the Bulls reserved the right to match their offer. Had the Bulls accepted, the Kings may have potentially weakened their resolve to make future moves. Woj told Bobby Marks, the Kings would be willing to go as high as $20 million a year for LaVine's services, but the stumbling block appears to be Chicago's indecisive long term plan in the post-Jimmy Butler era. Another factor standing in the way of a LaVine trade is the untapped potential of their two existing wing players, Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic.