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NBA Free Agency: Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine agree to 5-year, $215M max contract extension

The NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist is staying in the Windy City.

The Chicago Bulls and Zach LaVine have agreed on a five-year, $215 million max contract extension, Klutch Sports announced Friday. 

LaVine agreed to the contract less than 24 hours after free agency opened. The 27-year-old guard announced his decision with a Wolf of Wall Street parody video on Instagram. 

LaVine, who came to Chicago in 2017 as part of a trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, has emerged as one of the league's best over his last two seasons in the Windy City. He received his first two All-Star nods and helped the Bulls reach the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time in five years this past season — his first ever time reaching the playoffs. LaVine also won a gold medal with Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics last summer. 

This past season, LaVine averaged 24.4 points, 4.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 47.6% from the field and 36.9% from 3-point range. LaVine remained a high-volume and high-percentage shooter despite playing part of the season with a left knee injury that required surgery shortly after the season ended. 

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