Zach LaVine has agreed to a four-year, $80-million contract with the Sacramento Kings, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.

RFA Zach LaVine has agreed to a four-year, $80M offer sheet with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell Yahoo. The Chicago Bulls have 48 hours to match.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2018

He is a restricted free agent, giving the Chicago Bulls 48 hours to decide if they would like to match what would be richest guaranteed non-max deal of the 2018 summer.

In one of tightest free agencies in recent NBA markets, LaVine’s $80M offer sheet gives him richest guaranteed non-max deal for summer of 2018 so far.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2018

Based on initial reactions from LaVine, it’s fair to say he’s not too happy about the Bulls not stepping up to the plate.

“I’m disappointed that I had to get an offer sheet from another team,” LaVine told The Undefeated. “But Sacramento stepped up and made a strong impression. It appears that Sacramento wants me more than Chicago.”

LaVine was selected 13th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2014 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Bulls as part of a package that netted Jimmy Butler in return.

The 23-year-old combo-guard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in February of the 2016-17 season, ruling him out for the remainder of that season as well as another 58 games in the 2017-18 season.

LaVine was arguably the most explosive player in the league prior to the injury, having won the slam dunk competition in back-to-back seasons using an array of high-flying acts. He averaged 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and three assists after returning to action this past season.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

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