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Zach LaVine | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (19) / 3/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 183
College: UCLA

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Newly-crowned Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine said he would beat LeBron James in a dunk contest.
"I never go against my own talent so I've got to say me," LaVine said of a hypothetical contest between he and James. "I know LeBron's got some stuff that he ain't showed the world, either. LeBron's one of the most freaky athletes of all time. But like I said, I'm a confident person." While LaVine breathed life back into the contest Saturday night, he's stuck playing behind Ricky Rubio and has been too inconsistent to provide much value in standard fantasy leagues. Feb 17 - 10:05 AM
Source: ESPN

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Zach LaVine easily won the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday in one of the most mind-blowing performances in recent history.

While the rookie hasn't exactly had the greatest start with the Wolves this season, millions of people are going to know Zach LaVine's name by the end of the night. Yes, the dunks were that good. As soon as LaVine effortlessly threw down four unique and vicious dunks, instant pandemonium erupted inside the arena. LaVine's dunks have already drawn comparisons to legends such as Vince Carter and Michael Jordan, and we can only hope that he chooses to participate again in the future. For what it's worth, Victor Oladipo finished second and had a few bright moments, but Mason Plumlee and Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't belong on the same court tonight. For a look at one of LaVine's dunks, click the link below.

Zach LaVine played 18 minutes on Sunday with Ricky Rubio (rest) unavailable, coming off the bench for 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting, three boards, three assists and two turnovers.

LaVine's role may increase late in the season as player development takes priority, but for now he's a non-factor in fantasy leagues with Rubio and Mo Williams both ahead of him on the depth chart. He's not helping himself with 40.8 percent shooting (28.4 percent from deep) and a poor assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.5.
Feb 8 - 9:05 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) is not listed on Minnesota's injury report on Friday, and he will be available to play against the Grizzlies.

The Wolves had LaVine listed as probable on Thursday, so this is a good indication that he is over his ankle issue. LaVine may see a few extra minutes if Mo Williams (hip) ends up missing any time, but he's not worth owning in almost any league as long as Ricky Rubio is active.
Feb 6 - 10:44 AM

Zach LaVine (ankle) is listed as probable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

LaVine saw just eight minutes of action in Wednesday's win over the Heat so it's pretty clear that his role will be limited now that Ricky Rubio is back in the fold. LaVine can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Feb 5 - 3:27 PM

Zach LaVine did not score in eight points of action against the Heat on Wednesday.

He missed his two shots from the field and had one foul. LaVine's playing time is going to be cut severely with the Wolves now healthy. He can be dropped in most leagues.
Feb 5 - 12:24 AM

Zach LaVine is available to play against the Heat on Wednesday.

Coach Flip Saunders said he wants to be cautious, so LaVine's minutes may be limited tonight. He can be left on the wire in most leagues now that Ricky Rubio is back.
Feb 4 - 6:54 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

LaVine had a hard time making an impact in fantasy leagues when Ricky Rubio and Mo Williams (hip) were sidelined, so his return to a limited role off the bench means he can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Feb 4 - 10:58 AM

Updating a previous item, Zach LaVine (ankle) will not play on Monday.

He's gone from doubtful, to questionable, to now being out. Regardless, LaVine's about to get bumped down on the depth chart with Ricky Rubio's (ankle) return imminent, so don't hesitate to dump him back onto the waiver wire if you're still holding on.
Feb 2 - 12:34 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game against the Mavericks.

Flip Saunders said that LaVine "might need a few days" over the weekend, so it would be a surprise to see LaVine bounce back so quickly. Still, the good news is that the injury doesn't appear serious. With Ricky Rubio (ankle) back in the fold, LaVine's role is about to change once again in his up-and-down rookie season.
Feb 2 - 10:40 AM

Flip Saunders isn't optimistic that Zach LaVine (ankle) will play on Monday, saying, "He might need a few days."

Newly-signed PG Lorenzo Brown has played a huge role with LaVine, Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (hip) all injured recently, but Rubio and Mo could return to action on Monday. With those veterans back in the fold, standard-league owners shouldn't hesitate to dump LaVine back onto the waiver wire.
Feb 1 - 11:27 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (hip) are also questionable, which means there's a chance that Lorenzo Brown could end up playing big minutes once again on Monday. LaVine likely won't have a big role moving forward, so owners should start considering other options.
Feb 1 - 12:14 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) will not play on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers.

Mo Williams (hip) is also sidelined, meaning newly acquired Lorenzo Brown will have to play all the minutes he can handle. With Ricky Rubio (ankle) set to return to action on Monday, LaVine is safe to cut in almost all leagues.
Jan 31 - 7:34 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Cavs on Saturday.

It's going to come down to the wire and the Wolves tend to play things close to the vest most nights. LaVine rolled his ankle badly on Friday, but he was able to return. If he's out and if Mo Williams can't go, it'll be Lorenzo Brown against Kyrie Irving.
Jan 31 - 6:37 PM

Zach LaVine (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

He tweaked his ankle during Friday's game so it;s possible that he is dealing with some swelling and soreness. Mo Williams is questionable with a hip injury, meaning newly acquired Lorenzo Brown may be pressed into a huge role on Saturday. Stay tuned.
Jan 31 - 12:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic