The Chicago Bulls and Zach LaVine have agreed to a five-year, $215 million max contract extension, Klutch Sports announced Friday.
LaVine, 27, has blossomed into a two-time All-Star in Chicago, where he arrived in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017, and
along with DeMar DeRozan -- was the cornerstone of Chicago's return to the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time in five years this past season.
Now, he and the Bulls will look to continue that success moving forward, thanks to the two side
Since coming to the Bulls in the Butler trade in 2017, LaVine has become a terrific offensive power at every level.
He has averaged at least 23.7 points per game each of the past four seasons while being both a high-volume and quality-
percentage 3-point shooter, in addition to his explosiveness going to the rim, steadiness at the free throw line
This past season -- coming off winning a gold medal with Team USA in Tokyo last summer -- LaVine averaged 24.4 points, 4.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game,
all while shooting 47.6% from the field and 38.9% from 3-point range despite being hampered by a left knee injury that required surgery shortly after the season ended.
LaVine suffered a torn ACL in that same left knee in 2017, before being traded to Chicago later that same year alongside the No. 7