There’s still some uncertainty surrounding guard Zach LaVine’s rehab schedule, but at least there’s progress. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Tuesday that LaVine continued getting extra work after the morning shootaround. As long as there are no setbacks with his surgically repaired anterior cruciate ligament, he could start taking contact during the West Coast trip in two weeks. “He had a really good workout after the shootaround, and he stayed 45 minutes [after the team left],’’ Hoiberg said. “He feels great. He’s been going through all of our 5-on-0 stuff, has been doing everything in practice with the exception of contact. That’s the last hurdle. We’ll need a good couple of weeks to get him ready.’’ There was no word on whether he’d see some action in the G??League, with Hoiberg reiterating that caution is being stressed. “We’ll still take things slow,’’ Hoiberg said. “We won’t throw him out for an hour scrimmage the first day he gets cleared for contact. It will be a gradual process. But he’s doing great, doing everything he’s supposed to do.’’ And LaVine hasn’t lost his impressive leaping ability. He jumped effortlessly and threw down a nasty one-handed slam as he headed for a pre-practice huddle.
Zach LaVine continues eyeing full contact in practices in two weeks
Chicago Sun-Times | Nov 8