His team may not have a winning record, but one Chicago Bull has certainly been drawing attention with his consistently brilliant play. That guy is Zach LaVine.
Chicago has undoubtedly been suffering for many years, but it seems that all doubts about their 25-year-old star have been put to sleep as he continues to build on the great 2019-20 season that he had.
LaVine has accepted his role not just a go-to-guy but a leader as well in his fourth year playing in the Windy City.
Last season, the two-time Slam Dunk Champ averaged 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 steals in 45.0% shooting at the field.
They missed the playoffs with a 22-43 record but LaVine got the attention of everyone in the league as despite their losing record, he established himself as one of the best two-guards in the league thanks to a mix of crazy athleticism and outstanding half-court game that makes him a deadly assassin on the court.
This season, despite a slow 4-7 start for the Bulls, LaVine is showing no signs of slowing down/
In their first 11 games, he’s been averaging 27.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists on 49.1% shooting.
He helped Chicago come back from a 0-3 start to a 4-7 record as of the moment. Not the best in the league but steadily climbing the standings.
He’s also had memorable duels with some of the best ballers in the world.
LaVine had a battle with Bradley Beal as he helped Chicago toppled Washington in a close game, 115-107. He finished with 23 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals while Beal had 29 points and was backed up Russell Westbrook’s triple-double 21-15-11.
Then LaVine stepped up to challenge the King, LeBron James. He dropped 38 points with five rebounds and six assists in 14-22 shooting at the field. Although, James’ 28 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and clutch shots down the stretch still took the narrow win for the Lakers, 117-115.
Most recently, LaVine then took on Kawhi Leonard and the two put on a show.
Leonard, who dropped 35 points led the Clippers to a 130-127 win but LaVine showed guts and dropped 45 points and drained 10 three-pointers in the process against one of the best defenders in the league along with seven rebounds, seven assists.
LaVine is already looking like an All-Star and the rest of the Bulls are playing decently. If LaVine can keep these kinds of performances up and the rest of Chicago be able to play consistent high-level basketball.
We might just see the return of the Bulls in the playoffs and the first All-Star game of LaVine this season.
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