Zach LaVine RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bulls high-flying guard Zach LaVine believes ‘We could be something special’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Zach LaVine has put all his chips on the table. “We’re going to be good,’’ LaVine said confidently. “We are. Not just saying that, either. You can’t let opportunity knock on the door and not open the door — that’s a quote from my dad by the way — but that’s the way I look at it. We could be..." April 11

  • Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine Done For Season

    Hoops Rumors "A pair of Bulls guards, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, won’t return to action for Chicago this season, the team announced today (Twitter link via K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune). Dunn and LaVine have been dealing with toe and knee injuries, respectively, and haven’t made enough progress to get..." April 02

  • Bulls guard Zach LaVine not worried about his intriguing restricted free agency

    Chicago Tribune "aximum contracts aren’t simply about generational wealth in the NBA. They’re also about respect and status. Zach LaVine is set to enter a fascinating restricted free agency this offseason, and he and Bulls management have emphatically stated a deal will get done. But does LaVine think he’s..." March 29

  • Bulls to re-evaluate Zach LaVine in 5-7 days

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has not seen much court action this season and is likely to stay this way. An ACL tear last year forced LaVine to the sidelines as part of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He made his debut with the Bulls in January and scored 14 points in a win against the Pistons...." March 22

  • Mutual respect tug of war between Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn shows conflict is coming

    NBC Sports Chicago "Things are very polite in the Chicago Bulls locker room, but conflict is coming. No matter whether Marvin Bagley or DeAndre Ayton walks through that door to help this ailing team, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn are due for some uncomfortable moments. They both know it, too. Someone will have..." March 08

  • Chicago Bulls to rest Zach LaVine vs. Nets, likely for lottery purposes

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls will rest shooting guard Zach LaVine against the Brooklyn Nets tonight, as he’s yet to be cleared for back-to-back outings, according to Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago. The Bulls face will face the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow, but Brooklyn and Chicago are only separated..." February 26

  • Is Zach LaVine now the face of the Bulls?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bulls lost Saturday to the Wizards, but most Bulls fans are probably still buzzing over Friday's win against the Timberwolves. The game marked the return of Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Tom Thibodeau, but ended up being significant beyond the three former Bulls returning to the United..." February 12

  • On one-year anniversary of his injury, Zach LaVine is still finding his legs with Bulls

    NBC Sports Chicago "A year ago, Zach LaVine was one of the most explosive players, and obviously dunkers, in the NBA, but all of that came into question. LaVine tore his ACL against the Detroit Pistons a year ago on this date. He has since been traded from Minnesota to the Bulls and has come back from that injury,..." February 05

  • With his shot not falling, Zach LaVine looks to make defensive impact

    Chicago Tribune "f you play for Tom Thibodeau, the subject of defense comes up once or twice. “Man, he’s on you,” Zach LaVine said, chuckling, of last season with the Timberwolves. “He’s one of those coaches who is going to let you know when you’re doing something wrong. And he drills it to a certain point..." January 30

  • Bulls guard Zach LaVine is finding out that minutes restrictions have no give

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls guard Zach LaVine finds himself in a non-negotiable situation. That’s why begging coach Fred Hoiberg for even a sniff of playing time in either overtime Monday would have fallen on deaf ears. Not that LaVine didn’t think about it, especially as he sat on the bench and watched his..." January 24

  • Zach LaVine's conditioning at '70 percent' but still on schedule

    NBC Sports Chicago "Everybody saw the play, that awkward instance where Zach LaVine looked ready for his second dunk of the season but was fouled from behind by Atlanta’s Taurean Prince. It looked as if LaVine was ready for liftoff but one of his jets misfired, sparking at least the thought of his recovery from..." January 22

  • It’s time for the Bulls to start unleashing Zach LaVine heading into Week 2

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was bound to happen. Guard Zach LaVine, restricted to 20 minutes and sharing the stage with the “Splash Brothers’’ on Wednesday, forced the issue, as well as some shots. Playing in his third game since completing an 11-month rehab on the surgically repaired anterior cruciate ligament in..." January 19

  • Should Zach LaVine's minute-restriction make way for the Bulls' winning restriction?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The time goes by fast for Zach LaVine, from tip-off to the time he’s subbed out for Denzel Valentine as part of his minute-restriction plan. “It goes by really quick. I look up, I’m like man, it’s already seven minutes,” LaVine said. “But that’s why I’m trying to make the most of the 20..." January 16

  • Zach LaVine to NBC Sports Chicago following Bulls debut: I've always thought of myself as being 'The Guy'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Zach LaVine was the last man announced for the first time in his career, the first man the Bulls ran a play for Saturday night and the biggest piece of their franchise-altering trade they executed last June. It wasn’t supposed to look this easy for LaVine coming off ACL surgery, not after 11..." January 15

  • At shooting guard, from UCLA....Zach LaVine will start Saturday, play 20 minutes

    NBC Sports Chicago "We won't need to wait long to see Zach LaVine take the floor Saturday against the Pistons. LaVine himself confirmed to reporters during practice on Friday that he will start in his Bulls debut. He said he'll be limited to roughly 20 minutes in his first game action in nearly a calendar..." January 12

  • Decision on Zach LaVine's return to Bulls expected soon

    Chicago Tribune "Executive vice president John Paxson will address reporters early Tuesday regarding the specifics of Monday’s meeting with Zach LaVine, his representatives and Bulls doctors, trainers and coaches. The well-publicized sitdown centered on when LaVine makes his season debut. A more pertinent..." January 09

  • Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine to make season debut Saturday

    USA Today "Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, the centerpiece of this offseason’s blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade, will make his season debut on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons, the team announced. LaVine, who was recovering from a torn ACL, will be limited to 20 minutes per game initially, according..." January 09

  • Adding Zach Lavine to the mix will increase Bulls' productivity on offense

    Chicago Tribune "It seems surprising because of the recent improved offensive play, but the numbers don’t lie. Even after the Bulls’ recent 10-3 stretch in which they averaged the fourth-most points in the NBA entering Monday night’s game with the Trail Blazers at United Center, they ranked 27th in points per..." January 02

  • Zach LaVine admits he has run out of patience as waiting game continues

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rehabbing Bulls guard Zach LaVine has been listening the last few days to all the chatter about his projected return. What is his level of patience with it? ‘‘I don’t have any,’’ LaVine said with a laugh Wednesday. Not that he should be blamed for that. LaVine said he feels fine in his..." December 28

  • With Zach LaVine nearly back, who will become the next sitting Bull?

    Chicago Sun-Times "It could be another two weeks, or three on the far side, but we’ll be seeing Zach LaVine on the court in a Bulls uniform soon. The ACL tear in his left knee is in the rearview. The back spasms that lately have limited his practice time have subsided. Next time the Bulls practice, coach Fred..." December 21

  • Zach LaVine ready for Bulls debut filled with shock and ‘awe’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls forward Justin Holiday isn’t easily impressed. He has seen hundreds of dunks and acrobatic finishes in his four-plus seasons, and though he appreciates the athleticism, most of it is old hat. Then came Zach LaVine. Holiday said he finds himself getting caught up watching LaVine when he..." December 19

  • Zach LaVine’s Bulls debut now looks to be more like early January

    Chicago Sun-Times "Just like that, the idea of Zach LaVine making a mid-December return to the Bulls vanished. There was more clarity provided Tuesday surrounding LaVine’s return after surgery in February to repair his left anterior cruciate ligament. Coach Fred Hoiberg said LaVine is still on an..." December 05

  • Bulls Assign Zach LaVine, Nikola Mirotic

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have assigned Zach LaVine and Nikola Mirotić to the Windy City Bulls. Both players have missed the first 19 games of the 2017-18 regular season due to injury." December 01

  • Windmill-dunking Zach LaVine and Nikola Mirotic will practice with G-League team this week

    NBC Chicago "The bounce was back in Zach LaVine’s step as he easily put home a windmill dunk after Bulls shootaround Tuesday before their game against the Phoenix Suns. So clearly, it must mean LaVine is getting ready to return to action sooner rather than later, right? Not so fast. A timeline that..." November 29

  • Coach Fred Hoiberg cools down the Zach LaVine return hype

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was just another reminder that the hype surrounding Zach LaVine’s return needs to be toned down just a bit. One day after having his toughest practice since being cleared by doctors for full contact, LaVine was feeling the aftereffects before the game against the Suns. Sore hamstrings and..." November 29

  • Hoiberg says maybe late December for Zach LaVine debut

    Daily Herald "The Chicago Bulls carried another losing streak into Tuesday's action, so it would appear Zach LaVine can't return soon enough from ACL surgery. Coach Fred Hoiberg pumped the brakes on that idea before the Bulls played Phoenix, agreeing with a suggestion it might be late December before..." November 29