Bulls match Kings’ offer sheet to LaVine

The Chicago Bulls have matched the Sacramento Kings’ four-year, $80 million offer sheet to guard Zach LaVine, according to multiple reports.

LaVine was acquired by the Bulls last summer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Jimmy Butler trade. He played in 24 games this past season after missing majority of the year recovering from left ACL surgery and averaged 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists, shooting 38.3 percent from the field and 34.1 percent from 3-point range.

The Bulls wanted to re-sign LaVine in the $14 to $18 million range annually, but weren’t willing to let him walk for nothing.

LaVine’s offer sheet includes prior injury protection.