Free Agent Rumors: LaVine, Harden, Gallinari, Haslem

Just before the free company officially started on Thursday night, Shams Charania said on the Stadium free agency program (video link) that he expected Zach LaVine to take a moment to finalize your decision as an unrestricted freelance agent.

“He will talk to Bulls tonight and they will make an offer,” Charania said. “Both sides will talk in the lead to free agency, later tonight, tomorrow. I don’t expect Zach LaVine’s decision to be a one-night stand. It will take him a while to consider. He will also have many potential offers in the market. “

A report early this morning indicated that LaVine is expected to return to the Bulls under a five-year contract that is expected to be of maximum value. However, it seems the 27-year-old wants to at least evaluate his options before officially moving to Chicago.

Here are some other free agent rumors:

  • James Harden and Sixers Sources say ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Harden has turned down his $47MM+ player selection for this week’s 2022/23 and is said to be intent on signing a new contract with a lower starting salary to help fit the team. transaction reported with PJ Tucker and House of Danuel.
  • Danilo GallinariA freelance agent’s decision may depend on Bulls and Celtics as he considers his next team, according to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer (Twitter link). Fischer suggests Chicago is willing to offer most of the mid-level exceptions non-taxpayers (about $8 million) while Boston will likely be limited to MLE taxpayers (6.5 million dollars). million dollars), but Gallinari might still prefer the letter C. The veteran striker is said to be exempted of Saint Anthony.
  • The Heat sent a team of staff to Udonis HaslemAccording to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press and Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel (Twitter link). Obviously, Heat doesn’t expect to face significant competition for Haslem, but they do want to demonstrate “his continued importance and value” to the organization, Reynolds said. Haslem is said to be still considering whether to continue his playing career.

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