Zach LaVine Says He Wants To Be In Chicago Long-Term

Zach LaVine has established himself as a star and one of the premier scorers in the entire NBA.  However, he’s entering the final year of his contract next season at the age of 26. 

Eligible for an extension this summer, LaVine recently told NBC Sports Chicago Bulls reporter Rob Schaefer that he wants to be in Chicago long-term on the Bulls Talk Podcast

“I want to be here long-term, and I feel like I deserve what I get,” said LaVine. “So, it is what it is. We’ll figure (it) out when that comes. If it’s this year, next year, we’ll just see what happens.”

Still young and just entering his prime, this is great news for the Bulls who should be willing to throw max contract money at LaVine. Last season, he averaged 27.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. LaVine also shot an impressive 41.9 percent from deep on 8.2 attempts per contest. 

As Chicago continues to build their roster, adding guys like Nikola Vucevic to their core, extending LaVine is the next step towards becoming a playoff team long-term.