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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 hit 3-of-13 shots for nine points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in Thursday's win over the Clippers.
LaVine is averaging just 15.3 points per game in January compared to his 20.1 points per game this season. It has been a rocky month nonetheless, but his next matchup is one that favors him, as the Nuggets are giving up the most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards, making this a great bounce back spot. Fantasy owners should deploy him as per usual. Jan 20 - 1:48 AM

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Zach LaVine (hip) scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

LaVine looked a bit rusty out there, and he didn't connect on any of his attempts from inside the arc, but the heavy minutes would suggest that he'll be just fine for Tuesday's game in San Antonio. LaVine popped off for 25 points with four triples in his last game against the Spurs, so his owners can expect a bounce-back performance.
Jan 15 - 4:21 PM

Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

He will be returning from a two-game absence, but there's no word of any restrictions. LaVine made it though warmups just fine and is safe to deploy in season-long leagues. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Brandon Rush will return to the bench.
Jan 15 - 1:05 PM

Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

He's going to go through warmups and will play if his hip feels good according to coach Tom Thibodeau. If LaVine is able to return from a two-game absence, Brandon Rush will shift back to the bench. LaVine was also a game-time on Friday vs. the Thunder, so don't consider him as a lock to play.
Jan 15 - 12:41 PM

Zach LaVine (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs.

LaVine has missed each of the Wolves last two games, but appears to be inching closer to a return. Brandon Rush has started in place of LaVine and has played surprisingly well. Rush scored 12 points on Wednesday and then backed that up with 11 points and four rebounds in a team-high 40 minutes on Friday. Still, Rush would be a risky DFS punt on Sunday, even if LaVine does not play.
Jan 14 - 2:11 PM

Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday against the Thunder.

They ruled him out somewhat early for his game-time decision, so he could miss the next game on Sunday against the Mavs. The matchup is a little different today for the Wolves because the Thunder obviously don't shoot anywhere close to as many threes as the Rockets, but Brandon Rush should still get some heavy run. Shabazz Muhammad has also stepped up.
Jan 13 - 7:03 PM

Zach LaVine (hip) said "I don't know" when he asked after shootaround if he would play Friday night vs. OKC.

Here is the full quote from LaVine: "I don't know. Want to make sure I'm ok... Make sure I'm 100 percent." It seems he is headed in the right direction, but it would be sheer speculation to try and predict if he will return on Friday night. It will come down to a game-time decision. For what it's worth, he is listed as questionable. If LaVine can't play, Brandon Rush, Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica should see an uptick in minutes.
Jan 13 - 12:16 PM

Zach LaVine (hip) is questionable for Friday against the Thunder.

He did some rehab work on Thursday and is feeling better. LaVine was ruled out about an hour before Wednesday's game due to his hip contusion injury on Monday, so he should be close. LaVine is tied with Kyle Lowry for minutes per game with two DNPs on the season. If he can't go, Brandon Rush should get another chance to start. Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica would also benefit.
Jan 12 - 4:15 PM

Zach LaVine (hip) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

This is far from surprising with LaVine being listed as doubtful and limited at shootaround. With LaVine watching from the sidelines, Namanja Bjelica, Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn will all see a boost in value with Bjelica being the preferable DFS target. For now, we'll be considering LaVine questionable for Friday's game against OKC.

Zach LaVine (hip) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets.

LaVine will go through his pregame routine before making a final decision, but he wasn't very active at shootaround and is being listed as doubtful, so things aren't trending in a positive direction here. If LaVine is out, Nemanja Bjelica could be forced into heavy minutes with Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn also getting some extra run. Stay tuned.

Zach LaVine (hip) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

LaVine was a limited participant during Tuesday's practice, and Shabazz Muhammad told the Minnesota media that LaVine won't play, although Tom Thibodeau feels he's more of a game-time call. We'll have another update once LaVine attempts to go through his pregame routine, but with him likely out, Kris Dunn could move into the starting five with Muhammad seeing an expanded role in the second unit. Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns would do more on offense.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Last time LaVine sat out, Nemanja Bjelica rack up a whopping 41 minutes of court time. Kris Dunn and Shabazz Muhammad are also candidates to start, and whoever ends up getting the nod should see a large uptick in court time. LaVine is tied with Kyle Lowry atop the minutes per game rankings at 37.4, so a ton of time is opened up on the Minnesota side. Andrew Wiggins also sees a big value bump with a +7.6% usage boost without Lavine.

Zach LaVine (left hip contusion) was a limited participant during Tuesday's practice and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Tom Thibodeau said that LaVine is day-to-day with the hip injury, but we should get a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, we could see Kris Dunn move into the starting five, while Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins would be asked to do even more on offense. Stay tuned.

Zach LaVine will not return to Monday's game vs. the Mavericks due to a left hip contusion.

This sounds pretty minor, but the Wolves won't be taking any chances in a rebuilding season. LaVine finished with just five points on 2-of-7 shooting with six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one triple in 29 minutes. Kris Dunn, Shabazz Muhammad and Brandon Rush would all be candidates to pick up more minutes if LaVine misses time, but there are no good speculative pickups here.
Jan 9 - 10:02 PM

Zach LaVine matched his career-high nine rebounds in a 94-92 loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding 24 points with four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He made a very respectable 10-of-21 from the field in his loss. LaVine has been one of the most consistent 3-point shooters over his last 12 games, making 3.8 per game with averages of 21.3 points, 3.4 boards, 3.0 assists and 0.9 steals. He's holding steady as a fourth-round guy in standard leagues.
Jan 7 - 11:32 PM

Zach LaVine was held to eight points on 3-of-14 shooting in Friday's loss to the Wizards.

He hit 2-of-6 from deep and added five rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 37 minutes. This was just LaVine's second game of the season with single-digit points, so he gets a pass here. LaVine should be better on Saturday vs. Utah, but the matchup is brutal.
Jan 6 - 10:35 PM

Depth Charts

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