Zach LaVine said that he plans to explore the market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
“I plan to enjoy free agency,” said LaVine on Friday. “We’re going to have to experience A through Z without making any fast decisions.”
LaVine added that he isn’t necessarily leaning in the Bulls’ direction.
“I have to do this as a business decision, as a man, to not just be viewed one way and be like I’m automatically coming back or I’m automatically leaving,” said LaVine.
The Bulls can currently offer a max contract worth more than $210 million over five seasons. Executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas was focused on his relationship with LaVine, adding “the last two years have been the best two years of his career, so we’ll see what happens.”
LaVine is currently set to undergo knee surgery this offseason.