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."