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Zach LaVine | Guard | #8

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 208
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (13) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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The Bulls will re-evaluate Zach LaVine (knee) in 5-7 days with his knee tendinitis.
Additionally, the plan will be to be very careful in the closing days of the season. This is hardly surprising news and there's certainly a chance LaVine's season is over. He almost has to be dropped in season-long leagues with daily transactions. Expect to see more David Nwaba, Cameron Payne, Antonio Blakeney and Denzel Valentine. Mar 21 - 7:16 PM

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Zach LaVine (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

This will be LaVine's third straight game on the sidelines, and he's guaranteed to miss at least one more with Chicago's next set of games being a Friday-Saturday back-to-back set. With a max of one game this week, and no guarantees he plays at all, LaVine is a cut-candidate in all leagues. Denzel Valentine should draw another start tonight, and there will be more minutes for guys like Antonio Blakeney and David Nwaba.

Zach LaVine (knee) participated in non-contact portions of practice on Tuesday.

LaVine has missed each of Chicago's two previous contests. Their next game is Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. Prior to missing games, LaVine was struggling. He was averaging 14.0 points, and 2.8 rebounds, while shooting just 32.1 percent from the field and 21.9 percent from downtown over his last six appearances. We should have an update on his status after the morning shootaround. If LaVine is ruled out, Denzel Valentine would be expected to draw another start.
Mar 20 - 1:40 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) will not play in New York on Monday.

This will be LaVine's second straight game on the sidelines, and the Bulls won't be in any rush to bring him back. With Lauri Markkanen (back) and Kris Dunn (toe) also unavailable for Monday's game, Denzel Valentine should again draw the start, and he'll be someone to look to in DFS after popping off for 34 points, seven boards, eight triples, six dimes and a block over 39 minutes on Saturday. For now, we'll be considering LaVine questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.
Mar 18 - 6:04 PM

Zach LaVine (knee) will not play Saturday against the Cavs.

He wasn't expected to play all day due to some knee tendinitis. It'll be Justin Holiday getting a shot in the rotation, but it's still tough to count on him because his playing time has been so low. LaVine has not been very good lately, so dropping him is an option that is on the table, depending on your situation.
Mar 17 - 6:17 PM

Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Zach LaVine (sore knee) and Noah Vonleh (toe) are questionable for Saturday's game vs. Cleveland.

Bulls' scribe Vincent Goodwill is reporting that LaVine is dealing with tendinitis and will be a game-time decision. Chicago has no motivation to play LaVine if they are overly concerned with the health of his knee. Kris Dunn (toe) and Lauri Markkanen (back) have both already been ruled out of Saturday's game, so Chicago will likely be very shorthanded vs. the Cavs. Denzel Valentine, Antonio Blakeney and David Nwaba would likely see a significant uptick in minutes if LaVine does not play.
Mar 16 - 1:23 PM

Zach LaVine went 4-of-12 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line on his way to 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 26 minutes.

LaVine struggled to get his shot to drop, but he made up for that by constantly getting to the line, and as an added bonus he came through with a steal and a swat. Efficiency has been an issue for him this season, and that might not change as he works his way back into shape after major knee surgery, but with the potential to pop off at any given moment he needs to be owned everywhere. He could be extra busy on Saturday if Kris Dunn (toe) can't play.
Mar 15 - 11:11 PM

Zach LaVine made 3-of-13 from the field for 10 points with six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Tuesday.

He's cold right now, making just 31.9 percent from the field over his last five games for 12.8 points per contest. His minutes are still there at 28.2 per night, so his fantasy owners probably just have to keep plugging him in there and hope he snaps out of it.
Mar 13 - 10:34 PM

Zach LaVine made 3-of-15 from the field for eight points during a 99-83 loss to the Pistons on Friday, adding three rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes.

Detroit hasn't been kind to LaVine with this dud and also tearing his ACL against the Pistons on Feb. 2 of last year. LaVine is still expected to have a minutes limit and back-to-back restriction from that injury, but he doesn't appear to be a part of the rest movement. He obviously needs to hit shots and is down to just 34.2 percent from the field in his last five.
Mar 9 - 9:31 PM

Zach LaVine hit just 1-of-11 shots for four points, one assist and three steals in 27 minutes of Monday's loss to the Celtics.

He was 0-for-4 from downtown and hit just 2-of-4 free throws in one of his worst games of his short season. LaVine played much better in his previous two games after getting a night off to rest, but is struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 14-of-44 (32%) in his last three games. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but owners have to be a little concerned the Bulls might shut him down at some point toward the end of the season. For now, just keep rolling him out there and make sure he's going to play, especially when their next back-to-back set comes around on March 23.
Mar 5 - 11:01 PM

Zach LaVine scored 16 points with six assists, two rebounds, one steal, one triple and two turnovers in 34 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

The Bulls have already ruled him out for at least three games down the stretch, as they didn't want to risk playing him in both games of back-to-back sets. LaVine doesn't agree with the decision, but he has no say in the matter. "I feel great. I want to test it. I want to play as many minutes as possible," he said. "I’m a gamer. I don’t want to miss back-to-backs. It helps me, helps the team and helps me get back to where I need to be." Their next back-to-back set begins on Mar. 23.
Mar 2 - 11:15 PM

Zach LaVine returned from a day of rest and hit 7-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, four rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes of Tuesday's 118-103 loss to the Hornets.

LaVine's been great since returning from his knee injury, but owners have to be a little worried that he could be shut down at some point for the tanking Bulls. For now, he only appears to be in jeopardy of missing half of back-to-backs, but given the severity of the injury he's come back from, he's not a lock to still be playing in April.
Feb 27 - 9:29 PM

Zach LaVine (rest) will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Charlotte, as expected.

He'll replace Justin Holiday, who is bound for a DNP-CD, and he'll be joined by Kris Dunn, David Nwaba, Lauri Markkanen and Cristiano Felicio. Feel free to get LaVine active.
Feb 27 - 3:51 PM

Zach LaVine (rest) will not suit up for Monday's game in Brooklyn.

It's the first game of a back-to-back set so LaVine will get his standard rest day, but he'll be back out there on Tuesday in Charlotte. Justin Holiday might be able to get back into the rotation with LaVine unavailable, and there will be more shots for guys like Kris Dunn, Bobby Portis and Lauri Markkanen.

Zach LaVine will not play in both ends of a back-to-back for the remainder of the season.

This means two things. The Bulls will continue to be cautious with LaVine's knee and it improves their chances of landing the top pick in the 2018 Draft. The Bulls have four more back-to-back sets this season, so LaVine will miss at least four more contests the rest of the way. It's still unclear if he will play on either Monday vs. the Nets or Tuesday vs. the Hornets.
Feb 25 - 1:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kris Dunn
2Cameron Payne
3Jerian Grant
4Ryan Arcidiacono
SG1Zach LaVine
2Justin Holiday
3Antonio Blakeney
SF1Paul Zipser
2Denzel Valentine
3David Nwaba
4Jarell Eddie
PF1Lauri Markkanen
2Bobby Portis
3Noah Vonleh
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio
3Omer Asik