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The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly not pursuing Chicago Bulls’ swingman Zach LaVine, despite earlier speculations.

According to Marc Stein’s report on Substack, LaVine’s ongoing five-year, $215 million contract and recent foot surgery have deterred potential interest from both teams.

League sources have indicated that Philadelphia remains uninterested in LaVine, while Utah’s reported interest has been dismissed.

LaVine, 29, endured a challenging 2023-24 season, playing only 25 games before undergoing season-ending foot surgery.

The Bulls faced difficulties in generating trade interest for LaVine during the season, especially without the option to package him with Alex Caruso, as noted by Stein.

With three years left on his lucrative contract, LaVine’s availability and fit remain uncertain for prospective suitors like Utah and Philadelphia.

Despite averaging 19.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game last season, LaVine’s injury history and contract obligations have tempered trade discussions.

As the NBA offseason progresses, LaVine’s future with the Bulls and potential trade scenarios continue to evolve.