NBA Trades: Spurs, Bulls, and Cavs solve major flaws in proposed summer blockbuster  

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Would the Chicago Bulls agree to the trade?

Bulls star Zach LaVine, who missed most of this season, was on the trading block during the season but other teams didn't seem excited to take on his massive contract. While he is their best player, his recent injury history and the Bulls' play without him call into question his future with the team.

This hypothetical deal would allow the Bulls to get off of LaVine's $138 million in remaining salary, which in and of itself would be a win for them since it would allow them to either rebuild or retool. Better yet, they would also get the future first that they owe the Spurs back.

That pick is top-10 protected in 2025 and top-8 protected in 2026 and 2027. Moreover, getting that selection back would keep Chicago from likely giving up a lottery pick and make it easier to move other first-round picks if they found a win-now trade to their liking.

They would also get Devonte Graham, Caris LeVert, and Georges Niang, all of whom they could use to match salaries in another trade, in addition to two seconds from Cleveland. Overall, the hypothetical deal would be a clear win for the Bulls.