Chicago Bulls retain Zach LaVine after matching Sacramento Kings’ offer sheet

Zach LaVine returned from an ACL injury last season, averaging 16.7 points while playing in 24 games.
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The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has exercised its right of first refusal and matched the offer sheet extended to guard Zach LaVine by the Sacramento Kings. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Originally selected 13th overall by Minnesota in the 2014 NBA Draft, LaVine owns career averages of 14.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 28.7 minutes per game. He was named to the 2015 All-Rookie Second Team and was a two-time participant in the Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend in 2015 and 2016. He was named MVP of the game in 2016. LaVine is also a two-time Slam Dunk Champion (2015 and 2016).

Howard questions the Donnie Shell Jersey motives of his detractors.

I know a lot of people are going to always have questions and try to point it to one thing or the other, but a lot of times you always have to consider the source, Howard said. And when somebody always downplays another player, you have to check their character also. But there’s always going to be rumors. But on the flip side, when I was in Atlanta, I was considered the best teammate and I got the award for being the best teammate. I’ve always prided myself on treating people how I wanted to be treated.

If you come into the locker room, I’m literally somebody that tries to bring joy in the locker Bruno Caboclo Jersey room. I try to talk to everybody to get to know them more on a personal level. But I’m not somebody that goes around trying to destroy your team or the locker room because I want to win, but now that I’ve been traded, that seems like it’s a subject to get people to talk about that instead of the value that I bring to a team.

After spending the first eight seasons of his career in Orlando, Howard has played for the Los Angeles Lakers (2012-13), the Houston Rockets (2013-16), the Hawks (2016-17) and the Hornets (2017-18) since then.