Zach LaVine has been cleared for contact by the surgeon who repaired the torn ACL in his left knee in February.

The Chicago Bulls aren't sure when LaVine will return to game action but he's targeting mid- to late December.

“As long as I’m progressing and doing what I need to do on the court, this thing can go fast and I can be out there playing with the guys,” LaVine told reporters in Los Angeles.

The Bulls will bring LaVine along gradually over the next few weeks.