Zach LaVine’s recovery from a torn ACL has progressed enough that he left Fred Hoibert “excited” about what he saw during a recent practice.

Back in February, LaVine was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee, bringing to an end an extremely productive third season in the NBA. Since then, LaVine has been traded to the Bulls, although he has yet to play in a game.

LaVine’s return to game action is getting closer and he has been taking part in practices with light contact. While not yet all the way back yet, LaVine is reportedly able to throw down windmill dunks and that has Hoiberg excited at what’s on the way.

Chicago received LaVine along with Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves.