The Chicago Bulls reportedly plan to take a wait-and-see approach to Zach LaVine's restricted free agency.
According to ESPN.com's Nick Friedell, the "the near-universal support LaVine once had internally isn't there anymore," and the front office will not blindly match any offer sheet he signs. Friedell noted the Bulls "will wait to see if he can find big [money] elsewhere first and then decide if they want to match."
Chicago acquired LaVine in a 2017 draft-night trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves along with point guard Kris Dunn and stretch forward Lauri Markkanen.
The 23-year-old appeared in 24 games during his first year in the Windy City after suffering a torn ACL midway through the 2016-17 campaign. He averaged 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game on 38.3 percent shooting from the field and 34.1 percent shooting from three.