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Zach LaVine | Guard | #8

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 185
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (13) / MIN
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Zach LaVine played a team-high 39 minutes and led the Wolves in scoring on Thursday, hitting 12-of-20 shots and three 3-pointers for 29 points, two rebounds and six assists in a 124-110 loss.
LaVine came into this one fourth in the league in minutes per game (37.2) and that average will go up a bit after this one. He's scored between 23 and 29 points in three of his last four games and is one of the most reliable Wolves this season. In fact, he's also one of the most reliable shooting guards in the entire league. Dec 8 - 9:51 PM

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Zach LaVine scored 23 points in 40 minutes against the Knicks on Friday, adding two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He is playing a ridiculous amount of minutes with 42.0 per game over his last three with none of those games going to overtime. His crazy playing time lately has bumped him into the top five in the NBA with 36.8 per game. He may not play 42 minutes every night, but LaVine looks like he's maintain his value as a top-50 player to date.
Dec 2 - 11:48 PM

Zach LaVine made 9-of-17 shots for 28 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in 44 minutes of Monday’s loss against Utah.

LaVine erupted tonight just three games after scoring 31 points against the Warriors, and has now scored at least 26 points in three of his last four games. He was two rebounds and two assists shy of a triple-double and currently has career highs in scoring and 3-pointers made, as well as field goal and free throw percentage. LaVine's 44 minutes were at least 10 more than the next closest T-Wolf, and he may be starting to challenge Karl-Anthony Towns for the title of best player on his team.
Nov 29 - 12:21 AM

Zach LaVine scored 31 points during a 115-102 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

He was in a bit of a mini slump from deep with only one make in his last three games combined, but he fired away with a season-high 12 attempts tonight. His five makes tonight move him to a tie for 10th in the NBA with 2.6 treys per game while he's not hurting his fantasy owners in field goal percentage at 46.0 on the year. LaVine has top-50 value in standard leagues and should be around there all season.
Nov 27 - 1:14 AM

Zach LaVine hit just 5-of-14 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, on assist, one steal and one block in 39 minutes on Thursday.

The minutes were there, but it was the Andrew Wiggins/Karl-Anthony Towns show tonight. LaVine's been back for two games after suffering a knee injury and should continue to improve going forward. He scored 37 points with seven 3-pointers on Nov. 9, and then suffered his injury in the next game.
Nov 17 - 11:17 PM

Zach LaVine returned from his knee injury on Tuesday and hit 7-of-16 shots and five 3-pointers for 19 points, two rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes.

LaVine was a tough call in weekly leagues, but hopefully you rolled the dice on him. He only ended up missing one game and is averaging 22 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.5 3-pointers over his last four games. He should be good to go moving forward.
Nov 15 - 11:05 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) will play Tuesday vs. the Hornets.

LaVine was withheld from Sunday's game as a precaution due to tendinitis in his right knee, but his playing status for tonight's game against the Hornets was never really in doubt. He'll draw a favorable matchup against Charlotte tonight, so feel free to get him active. With LaVine back, Nemanja Bjelica will return to the bench, and it'll be tough for him to earn enough minutes to matter in most leagues.
Nov 15 - 6:58 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Hornets.

LaVine was able to go through shootaround, but Tom Thibodeau wants him to test his knee during his pregame routine before making a final decision. LaVine has had a full two days to rest up, and given that he's only dealing with a sore knee, we'd expect him to give it a go tonight. Still, owners will want to check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, and if he's out, Nemanja Bjelica will benefit most. Stay tuned.
Nov 15 - 6:28 PM

Tom Thibodeau said that Zach LaVine (sore right knee) went through shootaround and has a 50-50 chance of suiting up for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

LaVine is simply dealing with a sore knee, and Thibodeau described his absence from Sunday's game as precautionary, so we feel he has a decent shot of getting back on the court tonight. Assuming LaVine does get back, the corresponding move would be Nemanja Bjelica heading back to the bench where it would be tough for him to make a difference in most leagues. Check back for another update closer to tip-off.
Nov 15 - 2:03 PM

Zach LaVine (sore right knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

Considering he sat out of Sunday's game for precautionary reasons, we'd imagine that he should be fine to return on Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins and Nemanja Bjelica both went off in LaVine's absence, while Tyus Jones got some burn next to Kris Dunn off the bench. We'll have an update on Tuesday afternoon.
Nov 14 - 6:13 PM

Zach LaVine (sore right knee) will be re-evaluated prior to Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

LaVine sat out Sunday's game against the Lakers for precautionary reasons, but it would be surprising to see a sore knee cost the 21-year-old two games. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, and if he's out, Nemanja Bjelica will have the opportunity for another start.
Nov 14 - 2:59 PM

Zach LaVine (sore right knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

LaVine played 40 minutes vs. the Clippers on Saturday but he was walking "gingerly" after the game, according to radio announcer Alan Horton. We'll update his status once more is known but hopefully it's just a precaution due to soreness -- far from being injury-prone, LaVine has missed just three games in his career. With Brandon Rush (toe) also unavailable, Andrew Wiggins will start at SG with Nemanja Bjelica at SF. Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones should also help fill the void in the backcourt.
Nov 13 - 6:50 PM

Zach LaVine matched his career-high 37 points during a 123-107 win over the Magic on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and a career-high seven 3-pointers.

That puts LaVine up to 3.1 treys per game in his seven outings on the year. He's been one of the most efficient shooting guards in the NBA with his 61.8 true shooting percentage and obviously his strong second half last season was no fluke. Interestingly, the Wolves now lead the NBA in 3-point percentage as a team at 41.4 percent -- they were in the bottom six for each of the last five seasons. While we'd like to see LaVine add more than scoring, he's still coasting as a fourth-round guy in standard leagues and should be fantastic all season.
Nov 9 - 11:58 PM

Zach LaVine scored just four points in a 112-92 loss to the Thunder on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

This was a bad game all around for the perimeter Wolves. Andrew Wiggins also made just 3-of-13 from the field for seven points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three turnovers. Expect both LaVine and Wiggins to put up better numbers against the Nets on Tuesday.
Nov 5 - 8:46 PM

Zach LaVine scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

It was his worst game of the season with at least three 3-pointers and 19 points in each of his previous three. LaVine is not shifting over to run the point, but he is getting more scoring chances on the wing in offensive sets. Expect LaVine to have a big season with minutes in the mid-30s.
Nov 4 - 12:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
4John Lucas
SG1Zach LaVine
2Brandon Rush
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Jordan Hill