The hurdles to overcome for Zach LaVine’s landing in New York

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine’s camp is reportedly against a potential trade to the Knicks, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

LaVine, 28, signed a massive five-year, $215 million deal with the Bulls ahead of the 2022-2023 season. He’s owed $40 million next year and he has a player option for the 2026-2027 season.

Chicago’s recent struggles may force them to make a big trade and start rebuilding, but it’s unclear whether the Bulls would enjoy moving on from LaVine.

SNY’s Ian Begley recently reported that “while Chicago is totally open to LaVine moving, there are other hurdles involved in any scenario from LaVine to New York that, to me, make a deal unlikely.”