76ers acquire Zach LaVine from the Bulls in this mega trade proposal
In this trade proposal hashed out by Bleacher Report, the Philadelphia 76ers acquire Zach LaVine from the Chicago Bulls for veteran forwards Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris Sr., and Robert Covington, a top-four protected 2026 first-round pick via Houston, LA, or Oklahoma City, a 2028 first-rounder in 2028 via the Clippers, and Philly’s own first-round draft pick in 2029.
LaVine’s shooting splits have been below average to start the season, but he’s proven himself to be an efficient, electric three-level scorer for the Bulls since setting foot in Chicago. At his best, he’s a tremendous floor-raiser who provides shooting, shot creation, athleticism, and secondary playmaking at the shooting guard position.
Meanwhile, Batum, Morris Sr., and Covington have been welcome additions to the 76ers from the Clippers. Batum has garnered the most minutes among his compatriots, but the other two veterans have given Philly a lot of optionality off the bench.
In addition, the 76ers’ draft stock has gotten a lot more robust thanks to the Harden trade, giving the front office the assets required to make a big splash via trade.
Still, is this a fair exchange for the 76ers?