Before the free agency officially begins Thursday evening, Shams Al-Shaaraniyah said in the free agency show in the stadium (video link) who expects Zach Lavigne for taking some time to finalize his decision as an unrestricted free agent.
“He will talk to bulls Tonight and they’re going to make a show,” Shaarania said. “Both sides will be speaking in the lead up to free agency, later tonight, tomorrow. I don’t expect Zach Lavigne’s decision to be a one-night decision. It’s going to take some time to trade. He’s going to get the maximum potential offers in the market as well.”
a report earlier today He indicated that LaVine is expected to return to the Bulls on a five-year contract that he expects to be worth the max. However, the 27-year-old appears to at least want to gauge his options before officially committing to Chicago.
Here are some free agency rumors:
- James Harden and the Sixers He plans to meet this weekend to negotiate his new deal, sources from ESPN told Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Harden turned down the $47 million player option in 2022/23 this week and is said to be intending to sign a new contract at a lower starting salary to help accommodate the team. I mentioned the deals with PJ Tucker And the Danwell House.
- Danilo GalinariFree proxy decision can be reduced to bulls And the Celtics As he contemplates his next team, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report (Twitter link). Fisher suggests that Chicago is willing to make most mid-level exemptions for non-taxpayers (about $8 million) while Boston is likely to be limited to MLE taxpayers ($6.5 million), but Gallinari may still prefer C’s. The veteran striker is reportedly being waiver by San Antonio.
- The the heat Send a delegation of staff to Udonis Haslamvacation home in Orlando to convince him to return to the team for the 20th season, according to Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press and Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel (Twitter links). The Heat obviously don’t expect to face much competition with Haslem, but they want to show his “continuing relevance and value” to the organization, says Reynolds. Haslem is said to be still considering whether or not to continue his football career.
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