1. Zach LaVine
Thanks to a stellar individual 2019-20 season, Zach LaVine has turned himself into a really nice potential trade piece. In 60 games this season, LaVine put up 25.5 points per game on solid .450/.380/.802 shooting splits to go along with 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists. Those are monster numbers, and he did that in arguably the league’s worst offensive system.
His defense still needs a lot of work, but he actually showed some subtle improvements this last season. LaVine will never be an All-Defense guy, but he’s showed the ability to be a league-average defender, and if he can do that consistently, he’ll be a certified star soon.
LaVine has two more seasons left on his 4-year, $78 million contract. When he inked that deal, a lot of people felt like he was massively overpaid, but now that he’s recovered fully from his torn ACL and has developed into one of the league’s most dynamic offensive threats, it’s actually a team-friendly contract, especially since LaVine is only 25 years old.
If the Bulls decide to shake up their roster, LaVine would be the easiest player to trade.