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NBA free agency is in full swing and the Chicago Bulls have been busy so far. On Friday the Bulls completed their main goal of re-signing Zach LaVine to a five-year $215 million max contract.

The Bulls also signed center Andre Drummond to a two-year $6.6 million deal and re-signed Derrick Jones Jr.

to the same two-year $6.6 million dollar contract. While the Bulls have been busy that doesn’t mean the team is done with free agency or trades.

LaVine Relationship

The Bulls missed out on Jazz center Rudy Gobert after he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. However, the team could still make a move that will help them.

On Friday Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times hinted at the possibility that LaVine’s relationship with a certain superstar could be a big benefit for the Bulls.

LaVine has a good relationship with KD … and is not opposed to recruiting … just saying.

— Joe Cowley (@JCowleyHoops) July 1, 2022

Cowley is right LaVine has a good relationship with Durant from their time playing for Team USA. LaVine also recruited DeMar DeRozan to join the Bulls last offseason.

The Bulls could lean on LaVine to see if he can try to persuade Durant to consider the Bulls in a trade. Ultimately though the Nets would have to agree to the trade and other teams could present better packages than the Bulls.

Chicago could propose a package built around DeRozan or Nikola Vucevic but the Nets likely want to go younger for the future. Teams like the Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, and New Orleans Pelicans can all offer trades built around younger stars.

The Suns can build a package around Deandre Ayton, while the Pelicans could offer Zion Williamson or Brandon Ingram, and the Heat can offer Tyler Herro. All of those packages could be more enticing to the Nets than what the Bulls could potentially offer.

However, Vegas seems to think the Bulls have a chance. POINTSBET posted their odds for Kevin Durant’s next team on Thursday and the Bulls were tied for third-best odds at +400 with the Pelicans. The Suns had the best odds at -110 and the Heat were second at +125.

Other Offseason Plans

While the Bulls and their fans can be wishful about Kevin Durant, the team still needs to be proactive about addressing some needs that they haven’t yet. Chicago still needs to add some shooting and potentially a backup point guard if they do trade Coby White.

In terms of shooting the Bulls could look to add someone like Donte DiVincenzo, Bryn Forbes, or Wayne Ellington. In terms of a backup point guard, Chicago could try to sign Dennis Schroeder, DJ Augustin, or Isaiah Thomas.

There are still options on the market for the Bulls to improve in the two areas that they need to, which is good news. However, Chicago can’t afford to hold out in hopes of landing Kevin Durant and miss on players that could help them improve for this season.

Obviously, if the Bulls can find a way to acquire Durant it would be a no-brainer for a franchise that’s trying to build a championship contender. However, they need to proceed with caution and still find ways to improve the roster.

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JESSA Duggar has been criticized for her parenting after posting an Instagram photo of her one-year-old sleeping.

The photo shows daughter Fern sleeping on a bed while Jessa's husband, Ben Seewald, and the rest of their children sit outside.

4Jessa Duggar was slammed by online critics for her bad parentingCredit: Instagram/@jessaseewald 4Fans were worried about her young daughter Fern's safety and sleep practicesCredit: Instagram

Fans of Counting On and the ex reality star were quick to spot several things that could pose a hazard to the sleeping infant who rested under a shelf holding plenty of items.

One Reddit user commented: "There's not one thing in that image that follows any kind of safe infant sleep recommendation."

Another commenter said: "Of course they don’t practice safe sleep," while one added, "The shelf makes me nervous."

In the snap, there is a lamp on the shelf above the sleeping baby, and the chord is dangling within the infant's reach.

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Commenters were concerned with the position of the lamp, and a user said: "She could pull that lamp down on her head."

But one person made the main concern clear: "Shelf aside, babies should never be sleeping on adult mattresses, much less surrounded by soft bedding."

With the heavily criticized photo came a mile-long caption written by Jessa, 29.

She gushed about her perfect life and the beautiful family she and Ben created.

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She wrote: "These are the moments I dreamed of, and sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s a reality."

Fans aren't convinced that Jessa is happy as one chimed in: "That's a really long post that just screams she's trying to convince herself she likes her life."

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This isn't the first time Jessa has taken heat for having a bad parenting style.

In July, Jessa was raked through the mud for letting her three-year-old daughter Ivy eat a gas station donut on her birthday.

The Seewald family has also been criticized several times for having a messy home.

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In the past, Jessa gave fans a look at her clogged toilet during a home tour video which she received backlash for, and she also allowed her children draw on the cabinets with permanent markers.

Jessa has even been ripped for allowing her kids to eat pizza while sitting in the middle of a filthy driveway.

4The Seewald's parenting has been questioned in the past for several reasonsCredit: Instagram 4Fans previously slammed Jessa for giving her daughter, Ivy, a gas station donut for her birthdayCredit: Instagram/@jessaseewald

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