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Zach LaVine | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (19) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 183
College: UCLA
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Zach LaVine scored seven points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.
He had three turnovers tonight and has an assist:turnover ratio below one in his last four games. Plus, he's shooting just 33 percent on the season. LaVine has a lot to learn and is not worth owning in almost any league. Nov 21 - 11:26 PM

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Zach LaVine came off the bench against the Knicks on Wednesday with two points, one rebound, two assists and no turnovers on 1-of-5 from the field.

He's been awful in his five games since the Ricky Rubio injury, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 boards, 3.2 assists 0.2 steals and 2.6 turnovers on 32.4 percent from the field. LaVine is too raw to be counted on in standard leagues.
Nov 20 - 2:07 AM

Zach LaVine will come off the bench on Wednesday with Mo Williams taking over as the starting PG.

LaVine started the past four games but they were all Minnesota losses, and coach Flip Saunders has apparently seen enough of his rookie as the full-time starter. Neither LaVine nor Williams have had reliable value in Ricky Rubio's absence, but Williams is worth a long look now that he's running with the first unit.
Nov 19 - 7:30 PM

Zach LaVine made 2-of-6 from the field for four points with two rebounds, one assist, one block and five turnovers in 19 minutes during a 131-117 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday.

He committed five fouls and has been underwhelming in the starting lineup. Of course, we weren't expecting him to do much this year based on his somewhat ineffective summer league. LaVine's upside just isn't there with a low usage and lack of treys.
Nov 16 - 1:34 AM

Zach LaVine scored a career-high 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, three turnovers and zero assists in Friday's blowout loss.

Nobody played well for the Wolves as the Pelicans had them covered at every position, and speculating owners need to keep in mind how inexperienced LaVine is. That said, he has a huge window to make some noise in while Ricky Rubio is out on a 7-8 week timetable, and Mo Williams hasn't threatened his minutes yet.
Nov 15 - 1:36 AM

Flip Saunders spoke glowingly of Zach LaVine's growth following the Wolves' loss to the Rockets in Mexico City on Wednesday.

After LaVine scored eight points with three rebounds, and nine assists during his second career start, Saunders said, "I believe we’re seeing Zach grow up right before our eyes." LaVine's 2-of-9 shooting was nothing to write home about, but he did see 34 minutes of playing time and is a solid add in deeper fantasy leagues while Ricky Rubio is out with a severe ankle sprain.
Nov 13 - 12:35 PM

Zach LaVine started at point guard again on Wednesday but hit just 2-of-9 shots for eight points, three rebounds, nine assists and three turnovers.

He played 34 minutes, good enough for the team lead tonight, but still hasn't exactly set anything on fire with Ricky Rubio out with a severe ankle sprain. Mo Williams missed all five of his shots off the bench for two points and six assists, and while we still think the smart money is on Mo-Will while Rubio is out, LaVine is trying to prove us wrong.
Nov 13 - 1:51 AM

Zach LaVine is expected to play 26-30 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He played 26 minutes in his first start, but he did only have a usage rate of 11.5 in that game. LaVine figures to get more involved in the offense as they season goes along, but he'll likely start slow. He's only an option in deep leagues for now.
Nov 12 - 7:49 PM

Zach LaVine will start at point guard while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out.

LaVine goes from benchwarmer to starter because of Rubio's injury. While we'd expect a rather even split in playing time between the rookie and veteran Mo Williams, LaVine will start to be surrounded by more veteran players. If you have a guy you've been wanting to cut and feel like gambling on LaVine's upside and athleticism, we certainly wouldn't blame you.
Nov 10 - 12:29 PM

Zach LaVine played 26 minutes in his first pro start on Saturday against the Heat with five points, six boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He had just 13 minutes on the entire season and it would appear the Wolves want to do something close to a 24-24 minutes split with Mo Williams. LaVine isn't going to light it up on offense with points, but it's encouraging to see him fill it up elsewhere. He's still going to have too many bad games to add in most formats. That said, crazier things have happened and everyone loves rookies, so it's not a terrible idea to add him.
Nov 8 - 10:19 PM

Zach LaVine will start at point guard against the Heat.

Wow. LaVine has played a grand total of 13 minutes in his NBA career and he's going to start against the reigning Eastern Conference champs. He is still a major project as a point guard and even struggled at summer league, so this is a major surprise. Mo Williams is still the preferred player to own, but LaVine is worth a look if you're OK with dealing with inconsistent rookies.
Nov 8 - 7:01 PM

Zach LaVine played eight minutes against the Magic on Friday with four points, two assists, one steal and one block.

He is likely going to get some extra run as Mo Williams' backup. LaVine is probably going to struggle to much to be a reliable option in most fantasy leagues.
Nov 8 - 12:18 AM

Zach LaVine struggled in a start for Ricky Rubio (rest) during Friday's 105-98 exhibition loss to the Bucks, hitting just 2-of-9 shots for four points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and six turnovers in 28 minutes.

The Wolves want to use LaVine as their backup point guard while sliding Mo Williams over to shooting guard with the second unit, and if LaVine looks as lost as he did tonight they can always reverse the arrangement and bring other players into the fold, too. LaVine is a year or two away from making an impact in redraft leagues.
Oct 18 - 12:21 AM

Zach LaVine looked great off the bench on Friday with 15 points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the 76ers.

He and Mo Williams are coming along nicely in the second unit, but this did come against the 76ers. Williams added 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in one of the better lines of the preseason.
Oct 10 - 11:57 PM

Zach LaVine will likely play point guard in the second unit next to Mo Williams, according to coach Flip Saunders.

He must have done enough at summer league and training camp to show he's capable of running the point in the NBA. LaVine is lightning quick and was blowing by people at summer league, so it should be interesting to see if that continues. He still is not going to be worth drafting in almost any league.
Oct 3 - 7:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Corey Brewer
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Ronny Turiaf