This season has been full of surprising potential All-Star candidates.
Multiple players this season proved that they’re more than just pieces on a team and some even showed that they’re capable of being stars.
Guys like Julius Randle, Jerami Grant, Christian Wood and Jordan Clarkson to name a few have all played big this season.
One man has been playing close to the level of LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, and Luka Dončić.
That man is Zach LaVine. He’s been one of the brightest stars of the league this season.
He’s the main guy of a very promising Chicago Bulls team that currently sits as the ninth best team in the East with a 12-15 record.
Despite their record, the leadership of the 25-year-old explosive guard Chicago has kept them competitive this season.
LaVine is the scoring leader of the Bulls squad that is eighth in scoring per game this season with 114.6 points per game.
The former UCLA standout is putting up 28.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.1 steals in 52.0% shooting from the field and 43.7% shooting from the three-point line. Each of these averages are his career-highs, except for steals.
LaVine has had multiple big games this season, including a 45-point explosion against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers.
He also had a 46-point performance against the New Orleans Pelicans.
In their most recent games, he led the Chicago squad overcome a 25-point deficit against Detroit to pick up the W, 105-102, and contributed 37 points, five rebounds and five assists.
He’s currently averaging more points than Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kyrie Irving, Nikola Jokic, Leonard and LeBron James.
However, despite his career-best campaign this season, multiple analysts and experts still don’t see him as an All-Star this season. If his current performance isn’t enough, I don’t know what will be.
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