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Report: Magic (Aaron Gordon) and Bulls (Zach LaVine) would match max offer sheets for restricted free agents

Report: Magic (Aaron Gordon) and Bulls (Zach LaVine) would match max offer sheets for restricted free agents
Published On: Tue, Jun 12
Feb 27, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) moves to the basket past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine (8) during the third quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Pelicans 112-110. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement prohibits teams from publicly declaring an intent to match all offers for restricted free agents.

But the NBA probably wona€™t investigate anonymous leaks.

So, the Bulls (Zach LaVine) and Magic (Aaron Gordon) can fairly safely put out word about their restricted free agents.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

I think both teams are aware that they need to go to max number for them. But the question will be are they going to make them go get a sheet? Are they going to match? Theya€™re going to match. I think the sentiment Ia€™ve gotten from both teams is a€œListen, if Zach LaVine goes and gets a max, we have too much invested in him.a€ a€œIf Aaron Gordona€¦a€ Thata€™s kind of the template. Thata€™s the range.

LaVine was the centerpiece of Chicagoa€™s return in theA Jimmy ButlerA trade. But, at this point, that deal is a sunk cost. The Bulls shouldna€™t overrate LaVine based on what they gave up for him. That might help the front office save face in the short term, but ita€™d create far bigger problems.

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