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Zach LaVine | Guard | #18

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 185
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (13) / MIN
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Coach Fred Hoiberg said the Bulls are hopeful they can get Zach LaVine to play shortly after the start of season.
With his February ACL tear, this would be an aggressive target. That coupled with how the Bulls are rebuilding, it makes little sense to bring him back before December. Still, LaVine is a bit of a freak a la running back Adrian Peterson, so maybe he can come back earlier than most players with ACL tears. He would still only be worth a look as a stash late in drafts. Aug 4 - 8:38 PM

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Zach LaVine (knee) said he's ahead of schedule and he will be ready for training camp.

His agent had a similar statement, but the Bulls may also have their say in his recovery. Considering the Bulls are going through the rebuild, they won't be in a rush to play the two-time dunk champ. For now, expect LaVine to have limitations for a good portion of the 2017-18 season.
Jul 12 - 6:55 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) said that he's "feeling really good" but he remains without an official timetable to return to the court.

"I’m feeling really good,’’ LaVine said. "Attacking this injury like I do everything in life. Working my butt off for it every day. In the gym doing as much as possible. There’s always that base timeline of nine to 12 months. I feel like with my ability I’m always able to come back early, but I really haven’t set a timetable for that." LaVine will be right around the nine-month mark in November, but the Bulls will likely exercise some caution in bringing him back considering they've begun their rebuild.
Jun 27 - 4:06 PM

The Bulls will "err on the side of caution" with Zach LaVine (knee) next season, according to vice president John Paxson.

LaVine tore his ACL on Feb. 3 and an ACL recovery can vary anywhere from 8-12 months, so that would put him highly doubtful for the start of the season. Plus, the Bulls could be tanking next year, so they may not want the former dunk champ out there to help them win games. While he was in the midst of a breakout season before his injury, LaVine will be tough to stash in fantasy.
Jun 23 - 2:46 PM

Zach LaVine will reportedly head to Chicago as part of the trade sending Jimmy Butler to the Wolves.

Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick in the draft are also headed to Chicago, as coach Tom Thibodeau pulled off a major deal to land Butler, whom he's been interested in since taking over in Minnesota. LaVine should have a massive role once he's fully recovered from ACL surgery, filling in the void left by Butler on the wing. LaVine's fit alongside Dwyane Wade will be interesting, but from a fantasy perspective he should still pull down mid-round value once at full strength.
Jun 22 - 7:46 PM

Zach LaVine said he's making solid progress in his recovery from his torn left ACL.

"Everything is going well. I have progress right now, doing everything I can do to get better—shooting, strengthening, lifting, all that good stuff," said LaVine. "The doctor said my knee is as healthy as it can get at this point right now." LaVine is still only able to run on an AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill, but according to his teammate Ricky Rubio (who has also dealt with an ACL tear), LaVine is ahead of schedule in his recovery. That being said, LaVine remains without an official timetable to return, and there are no guarantees he'll be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Source: NBPA.com
May 24 - 10:35 AM

Zach LaVine (knee) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn left ACL.

The Wolves won't provide a timetable until "a later date," but he's not a lock by any means to be ready for the start of next season. There are no great pickups in LaVine's absence. He finishes this season with averages of 18.9 points, 3.4 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 2.6 treys.
Feb 14 - 9:35 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL on Tuesday.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who has operated on many top athletes including Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant and Zack Grienke. LaVine will miss the remainder of the season, opening up more minutes for Brandon Rush and newly-signed Lance Stephenson, in addition to guys like Nemanja Bjelica, Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn. There's no clear-cut pickup in his absence.
Feb 12 - 7:35 PM

Zach LaVine will miss the remainder of the season after an MRI revealed a torn ACL in his left knee.

Oh no. LaVine had some contact to his knee on Friday and was originally diagnosed with a contusion. This is obviously a massive blow to the Wolves, who were playing much better in the 2017 portion of the season. LaVine was tied for third in the NBA for minutes per game at 37.2, averaging 18.9 points, 3.4 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 2.6 treys. The Wolves will have to piece it together to fill this massive void with Shabazz Muhammad as the most interesting add, especially for points leagues. Nemanja Bjelica will likely be playing more three and is interesting, as well. Brandon Rush could get some starts, but his upside isn't very high. We should also see more of some two-PG lineups with Kris Dunn (hand) and Tyus Jones.
Feb 4 - 5:17 PM

Zach LaVine (left knee) will not play Saturday night vs. Memphis.

LaVine was injured in the fourth quarter Friday night and did not return. Saturday will be the fourth game LaVine has missed this season. Brandon Rush started in place of LaVine when he was sidelined for two games back in mid-January. However, Rush has fallen completely out of the rotation in the weeks since. Rush has been a DNP-CD in eight straight contests. The primary beneficiary of LaVine's absence will likely be Shabazz Muhammad. Shabazz has yet to start a game this season but did play the entire fourth quarter in place of LaVine on Friday night.
Feb 4 - 2:04 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

LaVine left Friday night's game near the start of the fourth quarter with what was termed a "left knee contusion." After the game, coach Tom Thibodeau said LaVine would be examined again after the team returned home from their late-night flight. Being listed as questionable in the game notes doesn't tell us a whole lot. We will have to wait until after the Wolves shootaround on Saturday for a more thorough update. If LaVine does not play Saturday, Shabazz Muhammad would see a significant uptick in minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 4 - 10:38 AM

Zach LaVine suffered a left knee contusion in Friday's loss to the Pistons.

He played less than a minute in the fourth quarter because of the injury. Coach Tom Thibodeau said LaVine will be re-evaluated in the morning, so his status for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies is up in the air. Shabazz Muhammad entered the game for LaVine and should get a decent bump if LaVine misses time, but he's not a great pickup in standard leagues. LaVine finished with 20 points, four rebounds and four assists on 9-of-13 shooting.
Feb 3 - 10:22 PM

Zach LaVine's shot was off again on Wednesday, as he made 4-of-18 field goals to finish with eight points, three boards, four assists and one steal.

Worse still, none of his makes came from downtown. LaVine is shooting 41.7 percent over the past month (76.6 percent at the line), and it's taken a toll on his overall value. He was outside the top-100 in January, for 8-cat and 9-cat, but owners should view this as a buy-low opportunity.
Feb 1 - 10:12 PM

Zach LaVine struggled vs. the Magic on Monday, scoring 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting with three boards, one triple and one steal in 43 minutes.

He appeared to be out of his slump after averaging 21.5 points on 46 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent from three in his previous two games, but he simply didn't have it tonight. "I don’t think there’s much that can affect my confidence," LaVine said on Sunday. "I’ll go 0 for 20 before I lose my confidence." He should bounce back against the Cavaliers on Wednesday as they are allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards this season.
Jan 30 - 11:01 PM

Zach LaVine scored 20 points with six rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

He had a surprising quote Thursday afternoon, saying he didn't want to do the dunk contest because he wanted some rest. Well, that's not the case on the court when the games count since then. In those two, LaVine averaged 39.5 minutes, 21.5 points, 4.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.5 steals and 3.0 treys. He should be all set for a strong finish, especially with the Wolves in the hunt.
Jan 28 - 11:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kris Dunn
2Jerian Grant
3Cameron Payne
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Zach LaVine
3Justin Holiday
SF1Paul Zipser
2Denzel Valentine
PF1Lauri Markkanen
2Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio