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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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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

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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

Zach LaVine moved into Minnesota's starting lineup with Ricky Rubio (ankle) unavailable on Sunday, where he racked up 18 points (7-of-13 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), three 3-pointers, six boards, six assists and five turnovers in 42 minutes.

The highlight of LaVine's rookie season was his time-stopping performance in the dunk contest, but he's shown steady improvement on the court and would be an intriguing option if Rubio weren't day-to-day. It's hard to touch him in shallower formats, however, due to his value-crushing 32.1 percent shooting over his previous five games.
Mar 15 - 10:06 PM

Zach LaVine will start in place of Ricky Rubio (ankle) on Sunday vs. the Spurs.

LaVine was relatively disappointing at the beginning of the season, but he has progressed and will have a chance to show what he has learned. He should easily play over 30 minutes tonight, and owners in deeper leagues should keep an eye on him in case Rubio misses any more time. It also helps that the Wolves are playing for draft picks and will likely be very cautious with Rubio moving forward.
Mar 15 - 7:07 PM

Zach LaVine scored nine points on 2-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, seven assists and one three in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Ricky Rubio (ankle) left the game early and though it doesn't sound like he seriously injured the ankle, there is potential for time off and minute limits. Enter LaVine, who is still very raw and has holes in his fantasy game, but it's possible at the end of his rookie season that he has picked a few things up. He's a speculative add, and a risky one at that, but worth a look in 8-cat standard formats. In 9-cat leagues he's only on the radar for the punters.
Mar 14 - 12:11 AM

Zach LaVine scored 14 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-9 shots (including a three) with three rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes.

LaVine got some extra minutes and touches with Kevin Martin out but he has to show us some real consistency before we're getting close to this ride.
Mar 2 - 11:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Tyus Jones
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Nemanja Bjelica
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Kevin Garnett
3Anthony Bennett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Karl-Anthony Towns
3Justin Hamilton