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Zach LaVine | Guard | #8

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 183
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (13) / MIN
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Zach LaVine started in place of Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday, pitching in 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Raptors.
Prince missed the game to attend Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement in Detroit, so we expect him to resume starting on the other side of the break. LaVine shot just 4-of-13 from the field tonight but the playing time is encouraging, and it's not purely a result of Prince's absence -- he's logged 30+ minutes in five of the Wolves' past nine games. Feb 11 - 1:14 AM

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Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors with Tayshaun Prince (personal) away from the team.

Andrew Wiggins will slide over to the three with LaVine back in the starting five, and Shabazz Muhammad will have the opportunity for some extended run off the bench sans Prince. LaVine does have a tough matchup tonight, so owners should take that into consideration before activating him.
Feb 10 - 6:20 PM

Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow.
Feb 9 - 12:22 AM

Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week.
Feb 4 - 2:57 AM

Zach LaVine scored 14 points with seven assists, one board, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

He split his minutes at point guard and shooting guard, and that trend will likely continue unless Ricky Rubio goes down. The Wolves will more than likely increase his minutes after the All-Star break and he is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's worth owning in all leagues.
Feb 3 - 2:23 AM

Zach LaVine (ankle) got hot late vs. the Blazers on Sunday, finishing 6-of-14 from the field for 14 points, with one 3-pointer, two boards, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

LaVine was scorching hot prior to his injury -- in the Wolves' previous three games he averaged 25.0 points and 2.3 triples, while shooting a combined 31-of-44 from the field (70.5 percent). He saw most of his time at SG tonight, and with his minutes on the upswing it makes sense to grab him where available, if only for upside as a source of scoring, 3s, assists and FT percentage.
Jan 31 - 11:55 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

He appeared to tweak his ankle on Friday, but his status was never in doubt for Sunday's game. He is averaging 25.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 2.3 3-pointers per game over his last three and should be in all lineups until he cools off.
Jan 31 - 7:47 PM

Zach LaVine's torrid streak continued on Friday, as he tallied 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with three assists, three boards and three turnovers through 31 minutes off the bench.

LaVine just can’t miss lately, and over the past two games he’s posted a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 87.9 (23-of-29 shooting). LaVine can stuff the stat sheet when given the minutes, and Minnesota is clearly trying to unload Kevin Martin in order to free up playing time for Mr. LaVine. He did suffer a minor ankle left ankle tweak during the closing minutes of the game, so owners will need to check in on his status prior to activating him for Sunday's game in Portland.
Jan 30 - 12:05 AM

Zach LaVine said he knows "what to do at the two-guard spot" and he doesn't need help there.

He's right after dropping 35 on Wednesday. LaVine is logging about 15 minutes at point guard and shooting guard with the SG experiment back on. As long as he's going to get that allotment of playing time, he should be owned in standard leagues.
Jan 29 - 4:34 PM

Zach LaVine scored a season-high 35 points in 29 scintillating minutes on Wednesday, hitting 14-of-17 shots with five 3-pointers during a tough loss to the Thunder.

The Wolves' two-game home win streak was snapped despite LaVine's heroics -- he got hot in the second quarter and never cooled off, scoring the most points for a reserve in Timberwolves' history (and the most by a reserve in the NBA this season). LaVine has been brutally inefficient in January but he's now averaging 28.0 points and 3.5 triples over his past two games, which is reason enough for a speculative pickup.
Jan 28 - 12:13 AM

Zach LaVine played 30 minutes against the Cavs on Monday with 21 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He played 17 minutes at point guard and 13 minutes at shooting guard tonight. Kevin Martin (wrist) could miss more games, so maybe LaVine may get some extended run. He's been pretty bad for most of this month and hasn't even put up top-200 value in January, so he's probably going to have to do it again to be a pickup.
Jan 25 - 10:25 PM

Zach LaVine scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting through 24 minutes off the bench on Sunday, adding three assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers and a season-high four steals.

It's the third time in LaVine's career that he's recorded at least four steals, and he's starting to show signs of life after a very quite start to the New Year. LaVine can certainly produce when given the minutes, but a healthy Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin has stunted his development this season. However, with Rubio being one of the more injury prone guys in the league and Martin with one foot out the door, LaVine should see his minutes rise at some point. He's a decent guy to stash.
Jan 17 - 6:58 PM

Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that it's going to take some time for Zach LaVine to have success at point guard.

‘‘When you haven’t played that position, it’s hard. It’s hard for any guy," Mitchell said. "I’m confident in Zach. I’m not worried about Zach. He’s going to be a really good player in our league. It’s just going to take some time, that’s all." LaVine has played well in two out of his last three games, and the good news is that the Wolves will have plenty of reasons to prioritize his development down the stretch. For now, LaVine is still more of a stash and a handcuff for Ricky Rubio's owners.
Jan 16 - 9:50 AM

Zach LaVine scored 13 points with six rebounds and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

He played six minutes at shooting guard tonight and turned in one of his best games this calendar year. That's not saying much because LaVine made just 28.6 percent from the field in his previous eight thanks to making just 6-of-28 on his two-point shots outside of three feet. He does have some stash appeal, but most of it is as a Ricky Rubio handcuff.
Jan 15 - 9:57 PM

Zach LaVine played only 15 minutes vs. Houston on Wednesday, finishing the road loss with two points on 1-of-6 shooting, two rebounds and four assists.

"The thing we've been telling Zach is just focus on running a basketball team, playing defense, and everything else will come," said coach Sam Mitchell, who felt that LaVine played his "best game" of the season on Tuesday. He's been struggling for weeks and should stay on the waiver wire until he sustains some momentum.
Source: AP
Jan 14 - 12:38 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Andre Miller
4Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Kevin Martin
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic