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Zach LaVine | Guard | #8

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 183
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (13) / MIN
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Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't committed to starting Zach LaVine.
When asked whether LaVine will start or come off the bench, Thibodeau replied, "I don't know yet. I want to see how things unfold in practice. I have an idea of who we’ll start off with. But that doesn’t mean it stays that way." LaVine took off after the All-Star break, including March averages of 17.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting, 2.4 threes, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals. He's likely to earn heavy minutes no matter where he begins games, and is a popular target in the middle rounds. Sep 25 - 9:37 PM

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Zach LaVine said that he will enjoy playing for Tom Thibodeau.

"Yeah I worked out with coach a couple of times now," LaVine said. "He is really strict and he's ready to go, so I like that. He's going to push you and he's very aggressive and he tells you how it is." LaVine didn't have the best relationship with former coach Sam Mitchell, but his minutes should be stable under Thibs and he could be ready for a breakout after averaging 16.4 points, 2.4 treys, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game after the All-Star break last season. He should be the starting SG which puts him on the radar as a mid-round pick.
Aug 21 - 10:43 AM

Zach LaVine has reportedly been named to the USA Select Team.

C.J. McCollum, Myles Turner, Devin Booker, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Stanley Johnson will be joining LaVine on the USA Select Team roster, and they will run some scrimmages against Team USA ahead of the Rio Games. LaVine made some major improvements during his second NBA season, and was a mid-round guy after the break with averages of 16.4 points, 2.4 treys, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Tom Thibodeau has an excellent track record with developing NBA talent, so LaVine should continue his upward trend during Year-3.
Source: NBC Sports
May 12 - 4:23 PM

Zach LaVine said that he wants to get to the free throw line more next season.

"I’ll work on everything like I do every year," LaVine said of his summer plans. "I want to come back a totally new player. I have to get stronger, create contact, get free throws. That’s the next step for a dude who can score the ball: Get to the free-throw line." LaVine made significant strides in his sophomore campaign with averages of 14.0 points, 3.1 assists, 2.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 1.5 3-pointers on 45.2 percent shooting from the field. He will be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 15 - 1:13 PM

Zach LaVine ended the season on a high note Wednesday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with five assists, three 3-pointers, two rebounds and two steals.

He could have had an even bigger game if the Wolves weren't crushing the Pelicans by 35 points with more than 18 minutes left, which resulted in a fourth-quarter benching for LaVine. The Wolves will have a new head coach next season, who should have a mandate to develop LaVine, so he's set up for a nice fantasy season.
Apr 14 - 12:56 AM

Zach LaVine finally had a productive outing vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He's been in a terrible slump for the past five games, but finally snapped out of it tonight against arguably the best team in the NBA. LaVine is a very confident player even when his shots aren't falling, but he should be able to string together some awesome lines now. His owners can feel good about keeping him in their lineups now.
Apr 6 - 2:13 AM

Zach LaVine shot 4-of-11 on Sunday to finish with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

LaVine got into early foul trouble in the second half, which cut into his usually robust playing time, but the poor shooting was a bigger issue. He tallied just three points on 1-of-15 shooting in his previous two games and his awful slump comes at a terrible time for owners using him in fantasy playoffs. He'll get a chance to redeem himself vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.
Apr 3 - 7:05 PM

Zach LaVine made 1-of-9 from the field for three points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Friday.

Shooting guards go through slumps more than any position, but this is bad after an 0-of-6 from the field on Wednesday. Obviously the matchup tonight didn't help him against one of the league's best defenses. Keep LaVine rolling on against the Mavs on Sunday.
Apr 1 - 11:46 PM

Zach LaVine missed all six shots from the field and did not go to the line against the Clippers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 22 minutes.

Yes, this will be one to forget for LaVine. He was having the best full month of his career for scoring, averaging 19.1 points, 1.6 board, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.6 treys in his previous March games. LaVine gets a tough matchup against the Jazz on Apr. 1, but keep him rolling.
Mar 30 - 10:56 PM

Zach LaVine made 3-of-11 from the field for nine points with two assists and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

He obviously gets a pass here after a two-overtime win on Friday. Before this dud, he’s turned into quite a scorer in his previous six, averaging 23.0 points on a tidy 68.7 effective field goal percentage. His shot selection has been terrific and it’s going to be fun to see what he has next for next year. He’ll enter the new season with a significant role and likely be a mid-round pick in fantasy.
Mar 27 - 12:05 AM

Zach LaVine hit two clutch 3-pointers during a 132-129 double-overtime win over the Wizards on Friday, finishing with 25 points, four rebounds, two steals and five total 3-pointers.

The "he's just a dunker" talk is just about dead. LaVine had a lot of the offense run through him and he's really become a lot better at getting his screener in better position. It took him about 11 months to make the transition to shooting guard, but he looks like a really nice prospect at that position now. LaVine should be owned in all leagues with a very nice upside for next season.
Mar 25 - 10:29 PM

Zach LaVine started slow during Wednesday's home win vs. the Kings, but he got hot after halftime to finish with 23 points (7-of-12 FGs, 5-of-10 FTs), four assists and four 3-pointers.

LaVine had six turnovers without any rebounds, steals or blocks, but owners should give him a free pass -- he came in averaging 19.2 points in his previous 12 games, all starts, and he's been a top-50 option over the past month. As part of the Wolves' impressive young core, LaVine should be guaranteed heavy minutes next season, whether or not Mitchell is still calling the shots.
Mar 23 - 11:51 PM

Zach LaVine scored 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting Friday, to go with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block in 35 minutes.

LaVine has been churning out fifth-round value since the break with averages of 18.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 2.3 triples and 1.9 turnovers per game on 49.8 percent shooting. His minutes are no longer being constrained by Tayshaun Prince, and he looks all set up for a strong finish to the 2015-16 season.
Mar 19 - 12:13 AM

Zach LaVine was on fire during a 114-108 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, scoring 28 points with three rebounds, one assist and six 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

That's back-to-back games with 28 points and he tied his career high in treys for a game. LaVine's career trajectory has almost turned into a vertical line as he's really been able to knock down his jumper. At this point, he's very close to Andrew Wiggins as the Wolves second-best young prospect.
Mar 16 - 11:26 PM

Zach LaVine dropped 28 points with three boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes vs. the Suns on Monday.

The best part about his line is that he shot 10-of-15 from the field and finished with just one turnover. He was in foul trouble for most of the game, but coach Sam Mitchell had no choice but to keep riding him. LaVine's growth as a player this season has been fun to watch and he's going to be an exciting player to own down the stretch.
Mar 15 - 1:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
4John Lucas
5Toure Murry
SG1Zach LaVine
2Rasual Butler
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Brandon Rush
4Tayshaun Prince
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Nikola Pekovic
4Jordan Hill