NBA: Zach LaVine, Bulls agree on $215M extension in latest free agency blockbuster

FILE PHOTO: Mar 14, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls and twice All-Star Zach LaVine on Friday agreed to a $215 million contract extension, the latest blockbuster NBA deal after Nikola Jokic’s record $270 million extension with the Denver Nuggets.

The five-year deal keeps the guard in Chicago after producing an average 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game last season, helping the Bulls to the post season for the first time since 2017.

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He achieved those stats despite being bothered by a left knee injury that ultimately required surgery following the season.