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8 Zach LaVine PG
Height/Weight: 6-5/183 | Birthdate: 3/10/1995 | Birthplace: Renton, WA | Team: Minnesota Timberwolves | College: UCLA | NBA Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 49/31 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine scores career-high 37 points


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine scored a career-high 37 points on 13 of 21 shooting from the field, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range, in Minnesota's 110-101 loss to the Warriors Saturday. 

LaVine also pulled down nine rebounds and dished out four assists in the contest. It was his 13th consecutive game scoring in double figures and third in his last six scoring at least 20 points.


G Zach LaVine gets team-best 21 points in Timberwolves' defeat


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/30/2015) Guard Zach LaVine put up 21 points along with six assists and five rebounds but the Jazz were too much as the Timberwolves loss 104-84 on Monday.

LaVine's 21 points led the Timberwolves in the lose.


G Zach LaVine gets 27, hits game-winning FT's in Wolves' OT win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/23/2015) Guard Zach LaVine poured in a game-high 27 points, including the winning free throws, to put the Timberwolves past the Jazz 106-104 in overtime.

Two of LaVine's career-high 5 3-pointers came late in the 4th quarter to help force the overtime period.

The rookie shot 7 of 19 from the floor including 5 of 6 from 3-point range.

LaVine's 27 points are the most he's scored since posting 28 on Nov. 28.


Wolves' Zach LaVine hits four three-pointers in loss to Nets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine hit four of his six three-point attempts during Monday night's 122-106 loss to the Nets. 

LaVine finished the game with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field. He added three assists, two rebounds and one steal. This marked the first time since November that LaVine scored 20 points in a game. 

Teammate Kevin Martin scored a game-high 23 in the losing effort. 


Wolves' Gary Neal will not play Monday at Houston


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Timberwolves guard Gary Neal said his ankle injury is too severe to be able to play in Monday's game at Houston, reports the Star-Tribune.

Neal sprained his ankle at Sunday's practice. In 44 games, he is averaging 9.5 points and 2.2 rebounds. Guard Zach LaVine could see his minutes increase with Neal out.

The Timberwolves are 8-point underdogs.


Wolves' LaVine would choose himself over LeBron in Dunk Contest


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Fresh off winning the NBA's Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend, Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine was not shy in expressing confidence in his dunking ability.

During an interview with ESPN's Sportcenter after the contest, LaVine said he'd pick himself over LeBron James in a dunk competition.

"I never go against my own talent so I've got to say me," LaVine said.

LaVine became the first player since Dwight Howard in 2009 to score two perfect scores during the dunk contest. Although LaVine expressed admiration for LeBron's skills, he still believes he'd come out on top.

"I know LeBron's got some stuff that he ain't showed the world, either," LaVine said. "LeBron's one of the most freaky athletes of all time... But like I said, I'm a confident person."


Wolves rule Ricky Rubio out of Sunday's game at Detroit


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) The Timberwolves announced guard Ricky Rubio has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Detroit.

Rubio is making his way back from a severe ankle injury and has not been cleared to play in any back-to-back games. He is expected to be available for Monday's game against the Hawks. Guard Zach LaVine should see his role increase Sunday.

The Timberwolves are 8-point underdogs to the Pistons.


Timberwolves' Mo Willams, Zach LaVine available Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Timberwolves point guards Mo Williams and Zach LaVine are avaiable to play in Friday's game against the Grizzlies, the team announced.

Williams was listed as questionable due to a hip injury. He missed three games at the end of January due to injury but has played in each of the team's last two games.

LaVine was listed as probable Friday due to an ankle injury. He missed two games due to the issue and played just eight minutes in his return Wednesday.

The Timberwolves are 8 1/2-point home underdogs Friday.


Wolves list Zach LaVine probable, Mo Williams questionable Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) The Timberwolves have listed guard Zach LaVine (ankle) probable, and Mo Williams (hip) questionable for Friday's game against Memphis, reports Star Tribune.

LaVine was missed two games with the injury, and was cleared to play against Miami on Wednesday. The rookie was held scoreless in eight minutes of game action. He is averaging 8.0 points and 3.4 assists through his first 44 games in the NBA.

Williams returned from a hip injury this week, scoring 15 in 27 minutes against the Mavericks and 10 points in 25 minutes against Miami. He is averaging 12.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds per contest.

Minnesota is a 7 1/2-point home underdog against Memphis.


Wolves clear Zach LaVine to play in Wednesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) The Timberwolves announced guard Zach LaVine has been cleared to play in Wednesday's game agasint the Heat.

LaVine has missed the last two games while dealing with an ankle injury. The Timberwolves are 2-point favorites.


Zach LaVine out for Timberwolves


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Timberwolves PG Zach LaVine will miss Monday's game at the Mavericks with an ankle injury.

LaVine was listed as "out" on the Timberwolves' injury report. The injury report had PG Ricky Rubio as questionable and F Mo Williams as probable.

LaVine also missed Saturday's loss to Cleveland. He is considered day-to-day.

The Timberwolves are 11.5 point underdogs to the Mavericks.   


Wolves list Rubio, Williams, LaVine as questionable at Dallas


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) The Timberwolves listed Ricky Rubio (ankle), Mo Williams (hip) and Zach LaVine (ankle) as questionable for Monday's game at Dallas.

Rubio has not played since November with a severe ankle sprain. LaVine missed Saturday's game with an ankle issue, while Williams has missed the last two games because of a hip injury.


Timberwolves' Mo Williams, Zach LaVine sidelined Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Timberwolves point guards Mo Williams (hip) and Zach LaVine (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, the team announced.

Williams is missing his third straight game, his second due to his hip injury. LaVine was able to play through his ankle injury Friday, finishing with just five points in 25 minutes.

The Timberwolves are 10 1/2-point home underdogs against the Cavaliers Saturday.


Timberwolves list guards Mo Williams, Zach LaVine as questionable


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) The Timberwolves have listed point guards Mo Williams (hip) and Zach LaVine (ankle) as questionable for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, the team announced.

Williams, who is averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 assists per game, missed Friday's game with the hip injury. LaVine, who started in Williams' place Friday, left the game briefly with the ankle injury, but was able to return. He finished with five points, three rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes.

The Timberwolves are currently 10-point underdogs against Cleveland.


Timberwolves PG Zach LaVine injures ankle Friday, returns


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine was able to return to Friday's game against the 76ers after injuring his ankle.

LaVine, who drew the start in place of Mo Williams (hip) Friday, scored five points on 2 of 4 shooting in 22 minutes before coming out of the game to be evaluated, and the team deemd him questionable to return. With both Williams and LaVine sidelined, Lorenzo Brown saw extended playing time before LaVine's re-entry into the game.


Rising Stars Challenge participants for All-Star Weekend named


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) The 20 first- and second-year participants for the Rising Stars Challenge held on Feb. 13 during All-Star Weekend have been announced.

The U.S. team will be represented by 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams and forward Nerlens Noel; Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine and forward Shabazz Muhammad; Magic guards Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo; Jazz guard Trey Burke; Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwelll-Pope; Nets center Mason Plumlee; and Hornets center Cody Zeller.

The world team will be represented by Jazz guard Dante Exum and center Rudy Gobert; Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo; Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic; Hawks guard Dennis Schroder; Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic; Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins and center Gorgui Dieng; Thunder center Steven Adams; and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk.


Wolves declare Martin out Sunday; LaVine, Bennett available


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) The Timberwolves announced forward Kevin Martin is out of Sunday's game at Atlanta. Martin is recovering from a fractured wrist and has not played since Nov. 19.

Meanwhile, the Timberwolves listed forward Anthony Bennett and guard Zach LaVine as active for Sunday's game. Bennett is dealing with a sore right knee, while LaVine has a sprained left elbow.

The Timberwolves are 18-point underdogs to the Hawks.


Timberwolves list Bennett, LaVine as questionable Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) The Timberwolves listed forward Anthony Bennett and guard Zach LaVine as questionable for Sunday’s game at Atlanta, reports the team's official website.

Bennett is dealing with a sore right knee, while LaVine has a sprained left elbow. Both were unable to participate in Saturday's practice.

The Timberwolves are 18-point underdogs to the Hawks.


Timberwolves missing handful of players at practice Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) The Timberwolves were without a few players during Saturday's practice including: Anthony Bennett (knee), Mo Williams (general soreness), Zach LaVine (elbow), Shabazz Muhammad (oblique muscle) and Kevin Martin (wrist).

Bennett played just 10 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans. Williams struggled to find his shot in the loss, going 3 of 10 for 12 points. Muhammad has been out since Jan. 9 with the oblique strain and Martin is hoping to return to the court Sunday for his first game since November.

Minnesota is currently a 17-point underdog against the Hawks Sunday.


Report: Antetokounmpo, Oladipo, Plumlee, LaVine in dunk contest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Four players have committed to appearing in the NBA dunk contest during All-Star Weekend, according to Yahoo Sports.

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, Magic's Victor Oladipo, Nets' Mason Plumlee and Timberwolves' Zach LaVine have all agreed to participate in the event. 

Antetokounmpo and Oladipo were both drafted in 2013, and have already emerged as strong prospects. Antetokounmpo has averaged 11.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He's known as the "Greek Freak" due to his impresseive wingspan. 

Oladipo has averaged 16.3 points per game during his sophomore season. LaVine is just 19-years-old, and is known for his vertical leap. 

Plumlee is the only player involved with contest experience. He finished second in the McDonald's High School All-American game dunk contest. 


Timberwolves PG Zach Lavine doubles up vs. Warriors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine scored 12 points on 4 of 12 shooting while dishing out a season-high 14 assists in his team's 110-97 loss to the Warriors Saturday.

LaVine has seen regular playing time with Ricky Rubio on the shelf most of the season, but Saturday's double-double was just his second of the season. He also chipped in four rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes while turning the ball over five times. The Timberwolves will look to end an eight-game losing streak Tuesday against the Jazz.


Timberwolves' Zach LaVine notches first double-double vs. Spurs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine recorded his first double-double of the season Saturday, scoring a team-high 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting, including 2 of 4 shooting from three-point range, while dishing out a season-high 10 assists in his team's 123-101 loss to the Spurs.

LaVine easily eclipsed his season high for usage Saturday, playing 42 minutes while taking a season-high 15 shots. He also racked up three rebounds and two steals in the loss, the team's fifth straight. The Timberwolves will look to turn things around Monday against the Warriors.


Zach LaVine will earn his first start for Timberwolves Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders announced that Zach LaVine will start at point guard Saturday night against Miami, according to Alan Horton, the radio play-by-play announcer for the Timberwolves.

With Ricky Rubio expected to miss seven-to-eight weeks while recovering from his significant ankle sprain, this could be an opportunity for the rookie to showcase his skills with the first unit. LaVine has only logged 13 minutes off the bench this season.

His teammate, Mo Williams, may have suggested the move to Saunders.

"Mo [Williams] even said he thought it would be better for Zach [LaVine] to be with the main group," Saunders said. "If we have to bring Mo in early, we can bring him in early."


Zach LaVine signs rookie deal with Wolves


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) The Timberwolves announced the signing of first-round pick Zach LaVine Tuesday.

LaVine was the No. 13 overall pick in the draft this year, after spending just one year at UCLA. He averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game as a freshman.