Rising salary cap makes Zach LaVine deal more palatable for Bulls than it appears

Bulls' Zach LaVine
Photos of guard Zach LaVine, acquired in the trade with the Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler.

Zach LaVine’s four-year, $78 million offer sheet from the Kings, which the Bulls will match before Sunday night, seemed to engender approximately 78 million opinions about the guard’s value.

Time will tell if the contract becomes attractive or an albatross for the Bulls, who will get four seasons of a player — who won’t turn 24 until March 2019 — entering his prime. More