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Could the Lakers Realistically Get Zach LaVine? It's a Long Shot, but It's Possible.


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SOURCE: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10035583
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With LaVine getting a significant raise, his outgoing trade value to the Bulls would be his 2021-22 salary of $19.5 million—$18.1 million short in contracts to match for Westbrook.If LaVine tried to make the fan theory a reality, the Lakers and Bulls would need to rope in a third team to take Westbrook.Can the Lakers front office find a team that values Westbrook enough to take on his massive, albeit expiring, salary?While they may have several opportunities, the price may be prohibitive. In shedding Westbrook for Muscala in June, the Lakers would generate a $40.7 million trade exception, which they could use in July to acquire LaVine via a sign-and-trade.With the working assumption that LaVine is pushing for a trade or leaving as a free agent, a $19.5 million trade exception and draft considerations are better for Chicago than losing its All-Star without compensation.The Lakers could offer other players, including Chicago natives Horton-Tucker or Nunn. But that team-friendly savings only triggers if Isaac is waived.The Magic could look to move Isaac with Terrence Ross and, if the team drafts Holmgren, perhaps Mo Bamba via sign-and-trade.Would Chicago be willing to take Ross, Horton-Tucker and a first-rounder from the Lakers if LaVine insisted on leaving?What would the Lakers need to give to get Orlando to use its cap room on Westbrook?

As said here by Eric Pincus