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Zach LaVine | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 183
College: UCLA
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Zach LaVine's cut finger will sideline him for the remainder of Summer League.
He suffered a pretty nasty gash while dunking during Friday's game, forcing him to miss valuable on-court experience with teammates. The good news is that LaVine's injury is "not serious" and he'll be ready to go for training camp. He's on course to absorb significant minutes behind Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin this season. Jul 14 - 7:16 PM

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Zach LaVine (finger) is not expected to play on Monday.

He cut his hand on a dunk on Friday and had a horrible shooting game on Saturday. LaVine had a wrap on his finger on Saturday and will likely keep it for the rest of Summer League.
Jul 13 - 4:49 PM

Zach LaVine's finger injury from Friday was an issue for him on Saturday, making 5-of-20 from the field for 20 points with nine rebounds, one assist, four turnovers and one 3-pointer.

Coach Ryan Saunders said he thinks LaVine's finger laceration may have affected his shooting. Regardless of effectiveness on his stroke, LaVine's shot selection has been brutal and he may want to focus more on driving the ball. He is playing more like a shooting guard and that appears to be the plan for his growth this week.
Jul 11 - 9:55 PM

Zach LaVine cut his hand on a dunk attempt and returned to action on Friday, finishing with 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers on 7-of-17 from the field.

He wasn't attacking the basket like he used to and focused on shooting longer shots. LaVine said after the game that he noticed his defenders playing up on him more as the year went on and he's going to focus on what the defense gives him. If he's going to want more minutes, he'll need to grow more as a shooting guard.
Jul 10 - 11:31 PM

Coach Flip Saunders said Zach LaVine will have to get stronger to play shooting guard next season.

LaVine also said that's a focus for him in the offseason. He was outstanding around the rim and from deep to close the season, so he'll be someone worth watching in the offseason. For now, he's not someone most fantasy owners will want to target in a standard fantasy draft.
Apr 20 - 3:47 PM

Zach LaVine hit just 8-of-24 shots in the Wolves' 100-88 loss to the Pelicans on Monday, but still finished with 24 points, five boards, seven assists and two threes in 45 minutes.

It's all LaVine all the time for the Wolves these days and though he might wreck your field goal percentage and turnovers, that's not necessarily a given as he has hit 48.3 percent of his shots over the last four games.
Apr 14 - 3:48 AM

Zach LaVine scored a career-high 37 points against the Warriors on Saturday during a 110-101 loss, adding nine rebounds, four assists and six 3-pointers.

He had a career high in boards and 3-pointers tonight, too. In his six April games, LaVine averaged 21.0 points, 6.0 boards, 5.5 dimes, 0.5 steals and 1.7 treys on 52.1 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the line. He's made a very impressive 23-of-28 (82.1 percent) of his shots at the rim this month, which account for 30 percent of his shot total. Wolves fans have every right to be excited for next season and LaVine is a must-start player.
Apr 12 - 1:56 AM

Zach LaVine hit 6-of-12 shots and 6-of-7 free throws for 18 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals in 38 minutes on Wednesday.

Ricky Rubio's season is over and LaVine has been putting up solid numbers for weeks now. Make sure he's not available in your league.
Apr 9 - 1:00 AM

Zach LaVine scored 10 points during a 97-84 home loss on Friday with five rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

There has still been no concrete news of Ricky Rubio (ankle) returning, so LaVine is still the favorite to start multiple games next week. They're all on the road, too. Still, LaVine hasn't been playing well and isn't a must-own player because the Wolves are off until Tuesday following tonight.
Apr 4 - 1:54 AM

Zach LaVine got another start for Ricky Rubio and had 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a 3-pointer and seven turnovers on 10-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

LaVine has been somewhat of a waiver-wire beast ever since Ricky Rubio went down, and is obviously a must-start until further notice. Chase Budinger added 19 points, six boards, two steals and two 3-pointers, and is just as hot at LaVine. Both of these guys should be in all fantasy lineups right now.
Apr 2 - 1:05 AM

Zach LaVine scored 21 points on 7-of-19 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in Monday's loss.

LaVine's owners are dodging the wishy-washy return of Ricky Rubio and until then he'll be a must-start player, unless field goal percentages or turnovers are critical areas for you.
Mar 31 - 2:03 AM

Zach LaVine had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-18 shooting in Wednesday's overtime loss.

Ricky Rubio could be shut down for the season with his ankle injury, although that's far from a guarantee. But if you own LaVine, overlook the shooting and hang onto him until further notice.
Mar 26 - 1:47 AM

Zach LaVine scored 27 points on 7-of-19 shooting (a season-high 5-of-6 from deep, 8-of-10 from the line) with three rebounds, four assists and seven turnovers over 46 minutes in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz.

Gordon Hayward wasn't around but this is still a signature performance for LaVine in his rookie year. Yes, Ricky Rubio (ankle) could return, among others, to ruin his fun, but this type of upside can't be lying around any waiver wires.
Mar 24 - 12:04 AM

Zach LaVine made 7-of-13 from the field for 20 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

Ricky Rubio (ankle) sat out in this road game and he could be back in the lineup on Sunday against the Hornets at home. Based on how the Wolves have been blatantly obvious about resting guys on the road, it's tough to add LaVine unless the Wolves have a definitive plan to rest Rubio. Although, they are in Utah on Monday, so don't expect Rubio to play in that game.
Mar 19 - 10:45 PM

Zach LaVine scored 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including four treys) with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and six turnovers in 31 minutes on Monday with Ricky Rubio (ankle) out.

LaVine has enough upside at this type of year that he should be owned in most leagues, though consistency issues and Rubio's presence will linger. In the case of the latter, LaVine needs a Rubio shutdown to have any value, but if that happens then he'll be a threat for big, inefficient numbers every night. Depending on your team needs, his value could sway quite a bit as well.
Mar 17 - 12:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Tyus Jones
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Gorgui Dieng
3Anthony Bennett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Karl-Anthony Towns