Bulls and Hawks Trades Send LaVine and Murray to Lakers
It looks like the Lakers weren’t done with their roster overhaul after signing Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell this offseason. Today, the team made headlines across the league by reportedly proposing a blockbuster trade involving Zach LaVine of the Bulls and Dejounte Murray of the Hawks.
Action Packed News, the go-to source for NBA trade news, reported that the Lakers’ trade package includes a draft asset or young player of Los Angeles’ choice, LaVine, and Murray in exchange for the Hawks’ John Collins and a future first-round pick from the Bulls. The trade, if accepted by the Hawks and Bulls, would unquestionably make the Los Angeles Lakers championship contenders this season.
Zach LaVine is a dynamic offensive force who averaged 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5 assists in the most recent season. On the other side of the ball, the 23-year-old Dejounte Murray was a Defensive Player of the Year candidate last season, averaged 16.1 points and 6.0 assists, and was a key defensive piece on the Hawks. Pairing these two with the current Lakers superteam could be deadly, and fans are now anxiously awaiting the official announcement from either team.