All-star shooting guard Zach LaVine is due to have a scope operation on his left knee in the coming weeks. according to The Athletic’s Shams Karania.
According to Charania, the knee problem wasn’t officially diagnosed by doctors until January, and LaVine missed 15 games throughout the 2021-22 season battling the disease. The 27-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.
Lavine is wrapping up his most successful campaign since arriving at the Bulls via trade in June 2017, four months after torn his left ACL while playing with the Timberwolves. His dynamic two guard averaged 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, making him an All-Star for the second time in a row and making his first postseason appearance in his career. His 67 starts is the third record he has played in more than 65 games in a season (2014–15, 2015–16).
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Playing alongside fellow All-Star DeMar DeRozan, LaVine helped lead Chicago to a 46-36 record, the best since the 2014-15 season. The Bulls earned their first playoff spot since the 2016-17 campaign, but were eventually eliminated in five games by defending champion Bucks in the first round.
The timing of the proceedings may be a cause for concern, but Lavine is expected to become one of the most sought-after names on the market as he becomes an unlimited free agent this offseason.
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