My Bleacher Report colleague Jake Fischer reported Tuesday that his most recent reporting suggests LaVine will stay in Chicago. I’ve since been told that similar messaging has been conveyed to teams that were plotting to make a run at prying LaVine away from the Bulls.
Source: Marc Stein @ marcstein.substack.com
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Zach LaVine, Zion Williamson, Christian Wood, Jabari Smith Jr., Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Kevon Looney, Kenny Atkinson and more names than I can fit here … all featured in the latest This Week In Basketball column just freshly dispatched worldwide: marcstein .substack.com/p/the-latest-n… – 1:41 PM
Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops
Jayson Tatum or Zach LaVine? Best two-way player, Andrew Wiggins or Jimmy Butler? Gobert, Ayton or Mark Williams? Did media almost give Iguodala the Finals MVP again for his garbage time defense? Ask Sam.
on.nba.com/3b8ZuOx – 5:13 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Shaedon Sharpe: “I see myself being one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball.”
Said he’s been studying Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum and Zach LaVine, who he believes he has a similar skillset to. – 12:17 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankova
Shaedon Sharpe said growing up, he tried to model his game after Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan because of their footwork. He currently watches a lot of Bradley Beal and Zach Lavine. – 12:13 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Joe Cowley once said the Bulls should trade Zach LaVine for Victor Oladipo!
I’ve let it sit out there for a good 18 months, letting bloggers and Twitter “gotcha!” people have their out-of-context fun. Reality? I was discussing a rumor and a what-if scenario to land a ’21 pick. – 10:38 AM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
2022 free agent series continues with a look at unrestricted free agent Zach LaVine: projectspurs.com/2022-free-agen…
– What do the Spurs need to do to send a max offer if they have interest?
– LaVine on offense
LaVine on defense
– Quotes from Pop on LaVine from earlier this season – 6:38 PM
More on this storyline
After playing a pivotal role in Golden State’s championship success, Kevon Looney’s forthcoming free agency will be monitored more closely than anyone might have imagined a month ago. Charlotte and Sacramento, soon to be coached by Golden State assistant Mike Brown, are among the teams said to be interested in signing Looney away from the Warriors -via marcstein.substack.com / June 18, 2022
Pacers fan favorite Lance Stephenson would also like to re-sign with Indiana in free agency and Pacers free-agent guard Ricky Rubio is expected to receive interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, who want to bring back the veteran point guard if they can make the money work. -via HoopsHype / June 18, 2022
Former Jazz player Erik McCree signed with Japanese team Shiga Lakestars for the 2022-23 season. -via HoopsHype / June 18, 2022