Predicting where 5 heavily rumored targets will land at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline

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Zach LaVine - Chicago Bulls

With all of these rumors swirling about the Chicago Bulls potentially blowing it up, the big-name fans are keeping an eye on is Zach LaVine. The two-time All-Star could undoubtedly bring something to a team looking for more star power. However, despite his star status, there's a good chance that LaVine simply stays in Chicago past the deadline.

LaVine has been banged up lately, which has hindered his trade value. However, on top of that, teams also might not love the thought of taking on his $43 million average salary over the next four seasons. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that LaVine's trade market right now is "barren," which is not too surprising.

Things could change leading up to the deadline, but for now, it's hard to pinpoint a team that would be willing to push all of their chips to the center of the table for LaVine. The 76ers want a two-way player, the Lakers would rather have DeRozan or Caruso, the Knicks just got Anunoby, and the Raptors seem to be heading more toward a rebuild. A mystery team could surface, but there is no momentum now.

LaVine sticking around in Chicago would certainly be an interesting conclusion after all of the chatter earlier this season.

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