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    Getty Zach LaVine drives to the basket during the NBA's 70th All-Star Game on March 7. Despite not bringing any hardware home to the Windy City, and his team coming up short in the All-Star exhibition, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine made the most of his time at the NBA’s All-Star weekend. He was eliminated in the first round of the three-point shootout and finished the All-Star game with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 28 minutes of play for Team Durant. ALL the latest Bulls news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bulls newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bulls! Deja Vu in the Three-Point ContestBefore LaVine got to put on a show next to the best among the league, he returned to the Mountain Dew Three-Point Shootout for the second year in a row, hoping to have learned from last...
    Texas patrons threaten to call ICE on Mexican restaurant for keeping mask mandate How the Murdochs are shaping the GOP for the next 4 years of Joe Biden The Slam Dunk contest will take place during halftime of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game tonight. Obi Toppin, Anfernee Simons and Cassius Staley make up the field for this year's contest. They are averaging a combined 14 points per game this season in 32.6 combined minutes per game. It begs the question, what are we even doing here? Do you think Shaq could pick 66% of these guys out of a lineup? © Provided by The Big Lead LeBron James and Zion Williamson | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images No matter how good these guys might be at dunking, there is no reason to care about this contest. So how do we fix this right now, on the fly, hours from the...
    Students arent learning to read during COVID-19, but ‘expectations are no different’ How the Murdochs are shaping the GOP for the next 4 years of Joe Biden The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has, at times, struggled to attract the biggest headliners in recent years. Zach LaVine may have given a hint as to why that is. © Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Zach LaVine said he no longer has the drive for the Slam Dunk Contest. The Chicago Bulls guard, winner of back-to-back dunk contests in 2015 and 2016, said he felt his career has progressed beyond that, and has higher ambitions than competing in it once again. LaVine on dunk contest: “I just feel like I’m past that point in my career. I don’t have the same drive for it.” — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) March 7, 2021 Becoming first to win both dunk and 3-point contest intrigues LaVine now....
    Zach LaVine has been having the best season of his career so far. The former NBA Slam-Dunk champion became an All-Star for the first time in his career and has been a standout for the Chicago Bulls. LaVine has been one of the most interesting stories to come through this season. The All-Star had high praise for certain teammates in an interview ahead of his All-Star game appearance. LaVine shares high praise for teammates Bull’s Zach LaVine spoke to Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson in their ‘All The Smoke’ podcast. When asked about how he felt about the progression of teammates Patrick Williams and Coby White, LaVine had high praise for them both. He compared Patrick Williams to Kawhi Leonard. He also had kind words for Coby White, noting how hard he works on and off the court. READ MORE: Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine Beats Kevin Durant and...
    Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine’s popularity is quickly rising throughout the NBA but this fan took her obsession so far that the police had to get involved. Zach LaVine was recently selected to participate in his first All-Star Game appearance in his seven-year NBA career. This Sunday, March 7, LaVine will suit up for Team Durant with the likes of Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, and others. The Chicago Bulls are currently tied with the Toronto Raptors for the eighth spot in the underwhelming Eastern Conference. They sit at 16-18 in what has been a slow road to progression for the Bulls franchise. They’ve been successful in large part because of LaVine’s breakout season. He’s averaging 28.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.1 assists so far this season. While LaVine is slowly becoming a household name, this fan somehow got into his house. Seriously.Police involved in the removal...
    Zach LaVine had an unwanted visitor. The Chicago Bulls star had to call the police after an “allegedly obsessed” woman showed up to his Chicago home and refused to leave on Thursday night, according to TMZ.  The woman reportedly traveled from out of state, demanding to speak with the first-time All-Star, who was home at the time. Police took her a local hospital for mental evaluation, and she has not been formally arrested or charged with a crime. LaVine, 25, wrapped up first-half action with the Bulls on Wednesday and was drafted to Kevin Durant’s All-Star side for Sunday’s festivities in Atlanta.
    Getty Zach LaVine dribbles the ball while being guarded by Cory Joseph in a February 20 game against the Sacramento Kings. First-time NBA All-Star Zach LaVine didn’t have the most traditional opening night of his inaugural weekend as a member of the 24-person showcase roster. After the Chicago Bulls win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night, the 25-year old guard was prepped to enjoy a few nights at home in the Windy City before traveling down to Atlanta ahead of Sunday’s exhibition. A loyal fan had other plans, however. ALL the latest Bulls news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bulls newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bulls! Taking Fandom to a Whole New LevelTMZ Sports is reporting that police were called to his residence on Thursday night after a starry-eyed fan showed up and subsequently refused to leave the property. She was...
    Chicago Bulls are currently at a position that is their 4-year best in a tight-knit conference where every game is affecting the standings. They are 16-18 after the 128-124 win over the Pelicans and just a few wins away from the fourth seed Celtics who are 18-17. The Bulls are blooming under the scoring prowess of star Zach LaVine. The 25-YO, after joining the team in 2017, is yet to see his team get to the playoffs. However, this year has given them early hopes with all the wins coming at a stable pace. Zach LaVine and his unnerving consistency Win or lose, Zach’s production for the Bulls is undeterred by the end result as he is continuously scoring 20+ points for as far as one can recall. After the glorious night against a heavily loaded Pelicans, Zach now has 21 consecutive games this season where he has scored...
    Getty Zach LaVine shoots the ball over Abdel Nader in a February 26 game against the Phoenix Suns. He won’t be participating in the slam dunk contest, but Zach LaVine still plans on putting on a show as a participant in the three-point shootout during All-Star weekend. The Chicago Bulls wrapped up the first half of their regular season on Wednesday night, in a 128-124 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. While the rest of the team will enjoy a few extra days off, LaVine is presented with a busy weekend. Not only is he in the three-point contest, but he’s also a member of the All-Star roster, and will participate in the exhibition. LaVine won’t, however, participate in the dunk contest, which will take place following the three-point shootout. He last partook in the event in 2016, when he won his second consecutive trophy over Aaron Gordon....
    Getty Thaddeus Young (left) and Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls Even at age 32 and in his 14th NBA season, Bulls forward Thaddeus Young is having an unexpected impact. He is averaging 11.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and, in his newly forged role as a point-forward, 4.4 assists. He seems to have given up on his 3-point shot but has been efficient nonetheless, shooting 59.8% from the field. He is also heading into a season in which only a portion–$6 million—of his contract will be guaranteed. That combination of performance and financial flexibility figures to make Young an attractive target on the trade market, and ESPN’s front-office guru Bobby Marks noted this week that in a “straw poll” of GMs, Young was deemed the player who (after Bradley Beal) could have the most impact at the trade deadline. Not so fast, says NBC Sports’ K.C. Johnson, who has...
    After years with no direction, the Chicago Bulls are showing promise, led by Zach LaVine’s All-Star season. This week, in conjunction with the announcement that Zach LaVine had been named to his first All-Star game, players and colleagues from throughout his career showed their support for his journey, from mentor Jamal Crawford to Thaddeus Young. The Bulls put together a Zoom meeting of his loved ones, the media broke down his historically elite offensive season, and fans seemed to start paying attention to the fact that Chicago is a playoff team this year. Together, these moments felt like an appreciation of something that gets disregarded or often simply attacked by NBA followers. LaVine, in the video released by the Bulls, promises to his parents and friends that he will keep getting better and making them proud. Work ethic has never been the problem for LaVine. Instead, he has in the...
    No one is more excited about Zach LaVine’s NBA All-Star nod than his fiancée. On Tuesday, Hunter Mar celebrated as the Chicago Bulls guard made the All-Star roster for the first time. “1ST TIME ALL STAR!” Mar began on Instagram. “Wow, what an amazing accomplishment. There is no one more deserving of this experience. You have already been so special this season and we’re not even half way through! Proud of you baby!!!” Mar, who got engaged to 25-year-old LaVine in April 2020, also shared separate snippets of the celebrations on social media, according to Awesemo.com , including a collection of “All Star” balloons. “Y’all, I really just winged it w/ the decorations today NOT knowing if he actually made it or not,” she posted to her Instagram story. Zach LaVine received a sweet celebration from fiancée Hunter Mar following his NBA All-Star nod.Getty Images; Instagram Selected 13th overall in...
    US hits game-changing moment in COVID-19 fight Virus-weary Australia cheers prospect of Brisbane Olympics When Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine made the NBA All-Star Game, I braced for fashionable grandstanding. Some players toggle the line between potential and disappointment so closely and consistently that fans get frustrated and turn on them. They become an archetype — no defense, good stats on a bad team, high-flight athletes — and LaVine has long been the face. Snubs, on the other hand, are treated like the crumbling pillars of unselfish basketball. The game-tape guys to your “SportsCenter” guys. Your Khris Middletons of the world. They must be protected at all costs. When they miss the game, it is yet another mark on their ledger of self-sacrifice. Sports arguments rest on overblown contrasts. So I waited. But … crickets. LaVine didn’t just make the All-Star Game. He is transcending his reputation. The coaches...
    Getty Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine checked off one of the two goals he strived to achieve when he first arrived in Chicago back in 2017: becoming an NBA All-Star. LaVine was named a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the first time in his career on Tuesday. LaVine earned the respect of his peers this season, receiving the third-most player votes of any guard in the Eastern Conference behind only Kyrie Irving and Bradley Beal. But the 25-year-old guard’s second goal of making the playoffs has yet to be achieved. And he’s not satisfied until the Bulls reach the postseason for the first time since 2017. “Even if I didn’t make the team,  I think I was one of the better players in the Eastern Conference and I have my team fighting for the eighth spot to get into the playoffs, and that...
    The Chicago Bulls pulled off the perfect wholesome “prank” after Zach LaVine was named to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Zach LaVine has already gone through a career’s worth of drama and adversity at the young age of 25. But he has continued to work hard and was finally rewarded with an All-Star nod in 2021. Professional sports teams have to get creative in terms of content creation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This Zoom meeting was a small gesture that meant a lot to LaVine and is something other teams should consider doing as well. Next: NBA Power Rankings: Vucevic, LaVine and the Warriors
    Getty Zach LaVine holding the trophy from the 2016 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest. Zach LaVine is headed to the NBA’s All-Star weekend once again, but for the first time, as a member of the actual All-Star game roster. He was named to the reserves in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night. He’s participated in the three-point contest once before and won the dunk contest on two occasions in 2015 and 2016. As the NBA’s top in-game dunker, fans have been waiting on his return to the competition ever since. Because there have been few more controversial dunk contests throughout the history of the NBA than the two which saw Zach LaVine emerge as the victor over Aaron Gordon. While the jury’s still out on whether or not we’ll ever see a third installment in this saga, the Chicago Bulls guard has no current plans on reentering that arena....
    Getty Zach LaVine dribbles the ball up the court in a February 3 game against the New York Knicks. It’s been a career season for Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine. So it was little surprise to NBA fans when the 25-year old was named to the 2021 NBA All-Star roster on Tuesday night. But that wasn’t the real shock of the day for LaVine, no, the real surprise would come later on. Chicago’s top talent was told by the team that he had one last Zoom press conference for the day with some West Coast reporters before calling it a night. So LaVine sat down and prepared to answer the same questions he’d been answering for hours, and turned his camera on. You can watch what happened next: Zach LaVine Surprised by Family & Friends After Being Named NBA All-Star | Chicago BullsFor more exclusive videos, please subscribe...
    CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — For the first time in four years, the Bulls officially have an All-Star. The NBA coaches have voted in Zach LaVine as Eastern Conference reserve. READ MORE: ‘Anjanette Young Ordinance’ Aims for Stricter Search Warrant Reforms, Will Be Presented to Council Wednesday LaVine has been to All-Star weekend plenty of times before, winning two dunk contests and an MVP award at the Rising Stars game. But this will be his first time in the All-Star Game itself. LaVine has felt that he should have earned the honor the last two seasons. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy And Cooler Wednesday LaVine definitely taken the next step. He is currently 6th in the NBA in scoring, averaging nearly 29 points a game. He just tallied his fifteenth 30-point game of the season – and has significantly improved his defense. MORE NEWS: We Do Not Stick Strictly To...
    Getty Zach LaVine drives to the basket in a February 22 game against the Houston Rockets. Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has been named to the NBA’s 2021 All-Star reserves.   Shams Charania of The Athletic characteristically confirmed it half an hour before the NBA’s national broadcast and reveal, via his Twitter account: Sources: 2021 NBA All-Star reserves: West: Chris Paul, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis East: James Harden, Julius Randle, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Ben Simmons, Nikola Vucevic — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2021 As much as it isn’t a surprise, it still holds a sticker shock value for fans. LaVine is having a career season, but in an Eastern Conference that features a number of qualified guards. The most notable name Chicago’s top player surpassed? Atlanta’s Trae Young. LaVine is averaging career highs across the board...
    Getty Zach LaVine The Chicago Bulls have a legit All-Star in Zach LaVine. It’s time to build around him, but is he really at his best with the other young pieces on the team? LaVine has been nothing short of spectacular this season, and he’s been at his best the past month. In February, LaVine is averaging 31.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. He’s shooting 52.7% from the field, 42% from three-point range, and making 84% of his free throws. At one time, efficiency was a question mark for LaVine, but that can no longer be a question mark in his game. LaVine has matured throughout his career, and his leap within this season has been a pleasure to witness. He’s even a far better defender than he has been his entire career. It seems evident, LaVine is a building block for the Bulls’ future, but what about...
    The Chicago Bulls are a couple of wins away from finding their name in the Top 8 of the current EC rankings. This isn’t a small deal for a team that had won only 71 games in totality for the three seasons before this one. Also, for the franchise that last tasted ultimate success during the era of Michael Jordan, these wins bring some hope. The Bulls can keep their playoff hopes alive solely because of Zach LaVine, who is performing well every single night. The 25-YO Zach is playing his fourth season for the Bulls and is only getting better with his offensive prowess.  Zach LaVine is chasing Michael Jordan at full throttle The Flight 8 of the NBA, Zach, started his year 2017 with an injury scare. On February 4, he injured his left knee with a torn ACL and missed many games in that season, both for...
    Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine is having a career season and his torrid scoring stretch has put him in exclusive company with Michael Jordan. Zach LaVine has been on a tear this year and should make the All-Star team for his efforts. One of the league’s leading scorers with an average of 28.5 points per game this season, LaVine has seen his scoring outbursts reach even higher over the last 10 games. LaVine’s hot stretch has seen him average 31 points per game over that stretch that puts him in rarified air in Bulls history. The last member of the Bulls to average more than 30 points per game over a 10-game span is none other than Michael Jordan. When you’re doing things that only Jordan has done in franchise history, you’re doing something incredibly special. Chicago Bulls fans have taken notice of LaVine’s career year and fans around the...
    Zach LaVine wasn’t thrilled with Josh Jackson during the Bulls’ Wednesday night contest with the Pistons. LaVine, who could be in line for his first All-Star appearance, has star quality with Chicago. The Bulls are among the time fighting for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, with LaVine leading the way with averages of 28.2 points-per-game paired with 5.2 assists. In the days of old, the Bulls and Pistons participated in an annual rivalry. To put things simply, these teams didn’t like each other. Look no further than the Jordan Rules in the early 1990’s. Yet, those times have passed. While the Bulls show some promise in a potential playoff push, the Pistons are tanking, hoping to rid themselves of Blake Griffin in the process.So, what was Josh Jackson’s problem with LaVine?Zach LaVine talking sh!t after clamping Josh Jackson "F*ck outta here" ???? pic.twitter.com/bkyxiDp3IQ — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral)...
    Getty Billy Donovan, Bulls coach (center) Bulls coach Billy Donovan is no dummy. With a little more than five weeks until this year’s NBA trade deadline, Chicago remains in the crosswinds of the rumor mill, looking to add young players where it can while potentially shopping veterans if management decides to fold its hand on this season. The Bulls have a shot at a playoff spot. At the same time, they’ve got a new regime in place and are eager to reconfigure this team more in the mold of Donovan and new team president Arturas Karnisovas. "Billy Donovan has been doing a hell of a job with the Chicago Bulls. The sky is the limit and the future for the Bulls." – Clippers PG Patrick Beverley (Via FOX Sports West) — Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) February 13, 2021 The hard work for Donovan is to keep the Bulls’...
    Getty Zach LaVine Zach LaVine is the Chicago Bulls’ best player. He proved that again on Monday night when he scored 30 points in a 120-112 overtime win on the road against the rival Indiana Pacers. The Bulls’ win snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Pacers. As good as LaVine was again on Monday, he put aside his success during the postgame meeting with the media to acknowledge a teammate, and a consistent target of trade rumors, as the team’s MVP.  Zach LaVine calls #Bulls teammate Thad Young "the MVP of the team." — Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) February 16, 2021 Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Thad Young With Another Strong PerformanceWhile LaVine paced the Bulls with 30 and made several big baskets down the stretch–including a step-back, go-ahead three-pointer in the face of Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis–Young again showed why...
    Cuomo stops short of apology over delay in data for nursing home coronavirus deaths U.S. Cases Slow; Malaysia Secures Plenty of Shots: Virus Update White-hot Zach Lavine keeps up All-Star bid with clutch 3 to help propel Bulls past Pacers It's going to be tough to keep Zach LaVine off the All-Star team.  The Chicago Bulls star continued his breakout campaign on Monday with a clutch 3-pointer that helped force overtime in a 120-112 win over the Indiana Pacers.  The Pacers led 103-101 in the final minute of regulation when the Bulls looked to their No. 1 option in a halfcourt set. LaVine shed defender Justin Holiday on a screen above the 3-point line. He dribbled right to find a mismatch with Domantas Sabonis, stepped back and launched a 3-pointer over his defender's hopelessly outstretched right hand that sank through the net for a 104-103 Bulls lead.  Indiana went...
    Getty Dennis Schroder guarding Zach LaVine. Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers don’t appear to have any glaring holes on their roster, that hasn’t stopped them from being brought up in trade speculation. While the Lakers are very good right now, every team could always get better. One player who could be on the move before the trade deadline is Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine. The 25-year-old is in the midst of a career year. He’s averaging 28.2 points a game, which is fifth-best in the NBA. The problem is that he’s playing for a Bulls team that is currently the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference. The team could look to trade him while his value is at an all-time high. However, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report believes that the Lakers should avoid a potential trade for LaVine: To get LaVine, the Lakers would surely...
    With their 10-14 record putting them at a tie for 10th place in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat are still trying to recapture the form that helped them make it to the NBA Finals last year. However, they could potentially improve their chances of not only making the playoffs but also making a deep postseason run by trading for Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine, as suggested in a new trade idea. As recommended on Wednesday by NBA Analysis Network, the Heat should be “one of [the] teams on the phone” if the Bulls decide to move LaVine, considering their slow start and their history of pulling off major trades prior to the deadline. The outlet noted that Jimmy Butler’s frequent absences this season have led to some “inconsistencies,” though two of his fellow starters, center Bam Adebayo and guard Tyler Herro, have performed admirably in his absence. According...
    Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine is expected to be one of the most coveted superstars on the market before the 2021 trade deadline. With the Bulls likely heading into another huge disappointment in the 2020-21 NBA season, most people believe that LaVine would soon follow in the footsteps of other superstars and find his way of Chicago. Once he becomes officially available on the trading block, several teams that want to boost their backcourt and add more star power on their roster are highly expected to give the Bulls’ front office an immediate call. One of the potential suitors of LaVine on the trade market is the New Orleans Pelicans. In a recent article, Robin Lundberg of Sports Illustrated included the LaVine-to-Pelicans trade on their list of blockbuster deals that they want to happen before the 2021 trade deadline. In the proposed scenario, New Orleans would be sending a...
    Although it appears that the Chicago Bulls have no intention of moving Zach LaVine prior to the March 25 trade deadline, a recent article suggested that the Philadelphia 76ers might be the best destination for the shooting guard in the event he gets shipped to another team. According to Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale, the growing list of suitors for LaVine — including the New York Knicks, who have been rumored to be monitoring his situation — might be what convinces Chicago to part ways with their top star. He added that despite the fact LaVine will only be turning 26 years old next month, there’s a possibility the Bulls will be “reluctant” to offer him a lucrative contract once he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2022. As further explained, a trade to the Sixers would be a “heavenly outcome” for LaVine, who has been “outstretched” as...
    In recent days, there have been several rumors linking Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine to the New York Knicks. Last week, it was reported that the Knicks are closely monitoring the former slam dunk champion’s situation with the Bulls in hopes of potentially acquiring him prior to the March 25 deadline. Given those reports, as well as LaVine’s frequent mentions in trade rumors and ideas, NBA Analysis Network suggested on Wednesday that the Knicks could get him for a package featuring three bench players and several future draft picks. As noted by the publication, the Knicks have a number of “young assets” they could offer to the Bulls, but they also have certain players who can be considered “untouchables,” including second-year forward R.J. Barrett and center Mitchell Robinson. With Barrett showing improvement over his rookie numbers and Robinson making big contributions as a rebounder and defender, the outlet stressed...
    Getty Zach LaVine addressed the perceived grudge between Tom Thibodeau and him. Zach LaVine admitted there was once a grudge toward Tom Thibodeau. While coaching for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Thibodeau traded LaVine and Kris Dunn and a seventh-round pick to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jimmy Butler — an experiment that lasted just one full season in Minnesota but has carried monumental impact on both organizations. LaVine, who delivered a dagger to Thibodeau and the New York Knicks with 22.8 seconds left on the clock that pushed the Bulls to a 110-102 victory on Monday, chalked up his late-game 3-pointer to the will to win. LETS GO @ZachLaVine! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/bIXDuLnkJA — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 2, 2021 LaVine has matured into an elite scoring threat as the No. 1 option in Chicago over the past four seasons. His resentment toward Thibodeau has simmered in that time...
    NBAE via Getty Images The Knicks have lost five of their last six games. Luckily for them, being the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference would still put them in a position to make the playoffs, at least for the play-in tournament. It’s been a rocky back-and-forth ride for Tom Thibodeau’s squad, who lost a heartbreaker to the Bulls in Chicago Monday night. Speaking of those Bulls, should the Knicks do whatever it takes to make a trade for their star Zach LaVine? We debate that and much more on the latest episode of the “Big Apple Buckets” podcast with Sal Licata and Jerome “The Junk Yard Dog” Williams, featuring an interview with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks. Big Apple Buckets with Sal & The Junk Yard Dog: Knicks losing five of their last six games. Knicks badly need a scorer. Could LaVine be...
    NBAE via Getty Images The Knicks have lost five of their last six games. Luckily for them, being the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference would still put them in a position to make the playoffs, at least for the play-in tournament. It’s been a rocky back-and-forth ride for Tom Thibodeau’s squad, who lost a heartbreaker to the Bulls in Chicago Monday night. Speaking of those Bulls, should the Knicks do whatever it takes to make a trade for their star Zach LaVine? We debate that and much more on the latest episode of the “Big Apple Buckets” podcast with Sal Licata and Jerome “The Junk Yard Dog” Williams, featuring an interview with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks. Big Apple Buckets with Sal & The Junk Yard Dog: Knicks losing five of their last six games. Knicks badly need a scorer. Could LaVine be the guy...
    Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau raves about Zach LaVine, could trade be a possibility? By: Alexander Wilson February 2, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks fell to the Chicago Bulls on Monday evening, making it their second consecutive loss after submitting to the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend. In the contest, second-year guard RJ Barrett finished with 14 points, his lowest over the past few days, as Julius Randle recorded a team by 23 and 11 rebounds. Rookie Immanuel Quickley logged 16 points over 30 minutes, providing that jolt offense they needed in the fourth quarter. However, it simply wasn’t enough, as the Knicks’ defense failed to rise to the occasion, as they seem gassed/exhausted in the final moments. However, head coach Tom Thibodeau got a glance at one of his former players, Zach LaVine, who finished with 21 points and shot 50% from the...
    Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine is one of the players who are frequently mentioned in various trade speculations. The Bulls are yet to make him available on the trading block but as they continue to struggle in the 2020-21 NBA season, there’s a growing belief around the league that LaVine would be moved before the 2021 trade deadline. Once the Bulls start listening to offers for him, several teams are expected to express a strong interest in adding him to their roster, including the New York Knicks. Despite how things ended between them during their time together with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Marc Berman of New York Post revealed that Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau might be interested in reuniting with LaVine in New York. “As president/coach of Minnesota, Tom Thibodeau once dispatched Zach LaVine to Chicago in a 2017 trade for Jimmy Butler. But the Knicks coach sounded like...
    As president/coach of Minnesota, Tom Thibodeau once dispatched Zach LaVine to Chicago in a 2017 trade for Jimmy Butler. But the Knicks coach sounded like he wouldn’t mind reuniting with the current Bulls shooting guard, noting his improvement. There’s speculation the Bulls would put LaVine on the trading block before he becomes a 2022 free agent. That could be before March’s trade deadline, this summer or at the next trading deadline. The Knicks need more scoring and LaVine is a sniper — one of the best dunkers in the NBA. He’s averaging 26.8 points and 5.3 assists. SNY reported over the summer LaVine would be on the Knicks’ radar. The biggest edge the Knicks would have over many teams interested is they have $18 million in cap space to absorb a big contract without giving away much salary. He’s one of many players on the Knicks’ radar, sources contend. Bulls...
    More On: new york knicks This Knicks loss didn’t sit well with angry Tom Thibodeau Once-promising Knicks youngster hits rock bottom as future gets murkier Knicks may soon have their own Big 3 Young Knick’s ‘crazy’ ability leaves impression on Clippers As president/coach of Minnesota, Tom Thibodeau once dispatched Zach LaVine to Chicago in a 2017 trade for Jimmy Butler. But the Knicks coach sounded like he wouldn’t mind reuniting with the current Bulls shooting guard, noting his improvement. There’s speculation the Bulls would put LaVine on the trading block before he becomes a 2022 free agent. That could be before March’s trade deadline, this summer or at the next trading deadline. The Knicks need more scoring and LaVine is a sniper — one of the best dunkers in the NBA. He’s averaging 26.8 points and 5.3 assists. SNY reported over the summer LaVine would be on the Knicks’...
    Getty Zach LaVine disagreed with a game-changing call in the Bulls' loss to the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday. The Chicago Bulls have struggled to close out games this season, sure. But Saturday’s 123-122 loss to the Portland Trailblazers was unprecedented. With a five-point lead in hand, the Bulls gave up a pair of 3-pointers to Damian Lillard in the final 11.5 seconds of action. If you ask Zach LaVine or Billy Donovan, how the final shot came to Lillard an utter absurdity. After Lillard’s first three of the sequence cut the Bulls’ lead to two points, Thad Young inbounded the ball to LaVine. Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood swarmed the ball, tying up LaVine and forcing a whistle and jump ball call with 6.2 seconds remaining, setting the following play to transpire. DAMIAN LILLARD WINS IT AT THE BUZZER ???? pic.twitter.com/QmkwTgIByU — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 31,...
    Getty Zach LaVine of the Bulls (left), and R.J. Barrett of the Knicks There is no indication, here at the start of February, that the Bulls are actively shopping star guard Zach LaVine, who is having an NBA All-Star caliber season and playing the best basketball of his career. LaVine is averaging 26.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists, shooting 51.1% from the field and 41.6% from the 3-point line. Across the board, those are career highs. Still, there has been no end to the chatter around LaVine, with teams hoping that the Bulls, a disappointment at 7-11, could decide to blow up the roster as new team president Arturas Karnisovas seeks to build up the team according to his own vision. The Bulls would be selling high on LaVine, who is set to earn $19 million this year and next, a relative value for his production. Follow...
    The NBA All-Star voting has begun. Every year, there are snubs, and every year, there are unexpected selections. Many players have been consistent performers over the years, but have still missed out. Let’s look at some players who should finally get their first NBA All-Star appearance this season. #1 Zach LaVine If there is any player the fans desperately want to see in the All-Star game, it is Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine. He has been playing at an All-Star level for a few years now, but this year he should definitely make it. Currently, he is averaging 27 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, and it will be criminal if he misses out once again. Jan 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) dunks the ball in the first quarter against the LA Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY...
    A Maryland couple opened their home to a Honduran mother and son. They ended up sharing more than space. Young adults more likely to believe Biden can handle recession than seniors Knicks eyeing trade for Zach LaVine? The New York Knicks have exceeded expectations already this season. And with the NBA trade deadline approaching, one of the league’s most iconic franchises could finally put its trade assets to use. As NBA rumors begin to swirl around potential stars on the move, the Knicks are unsurprisingly at the forefront of talk. © Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports Zach LaVine would be a fantastic addition for the Knicks. We’ve already seen one blockbuster deal this season, the incredible James Harden trade to the Brooklyn Nets. While many teams have their eye on Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal as the next player to be dealt, the Knicks might be interested in a top...
    Capitol Police officer who died from riot injuries to lie in honor in Rotunda Democrats press for path to citizenship in Covid relief Knicks interested in trading for Bulls Zach LaVine? Zach LaVine is cementing himself as one of the best pure scorers in basketball, and he has the attention of one particular blue-chip franchise. © Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports Could Zach LaVine end up in New York? Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reported on Saturday that the New York Knicks are eyeing LaVine’s situation with the Chicago Bulls as the trade deadline approaches. Begley adds that the Knicks have had interest in trading for the 25-year-old guard since the summer. LaVine is averaging 27.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game this season. Those are all career-highs. But the Bulls are still 7-10 on the year. They have not won more than 27 games in a...
    This New York Knicks are off to a good start this season. This is surprising because they’ve earned the tag as one of the worst teams in the league over the last few years. However, this season is proving to be a different picture altogether. The Knicks currently hold the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 9-11. Their forward, Julius Randle, deserves all the praise for stepping up into a bigger role this season. However, the team is still missing a well-established star on their roster. Zach LaVine to the New York Knicks? Since joining the Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine has transitioned into a phenomenal player. But despite his efforts, the Bulls are far from becoming a legit contender in the East. As a result, many have anticipated that LaVine could request a trade to win a title during his prime years. Jan 8, 2021; Los...
    High-scoring Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has been the subject of trade rumors for much of his time in the Windy City. That continues to be the case now, even as the team has gotten off to one of its better starts in recent memory. Multiple teams are said to be considering making a run at the two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion, including the New York Knicks. Per SportsNet New York‘s NBA insider Ian Begley, the Knicks have continued to monitor LaVine’s situation with the Bulls to prepare for the possibility that he becomes available in future trade talks. Begley first reported on New York’s interest in the 25-year-old last summer, indicating that both the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets could be counted among the clubs that had done background work on a potential acquisition. Since that time, the Nets made their big move to pry former NBA MVP James...
    The Golden State Warriors are one of the teams that are in a strong position to engage in a blockbuster deal before the 2021 trade deadline. With the current trade assets that they have, they could pursue another superstar who could help Stephen Curry and Draymond Green carry the team in the 2020-21 NBA season. In the past months, the Warriors have already been linked to several big names who are rumored to be available on the trading block, including Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. In a recent article, Dan Favale of Bleacher Report suggested a blockbuster trade idea that would send LaVine to the Bay Area before the 2021 trade deadline. In the proposed scenario, the Warriors would be acquiring LaVine from the Bulls by sending them a package that includes Kelly Oubre Jr., Eric Paschall, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2021 first-round pick and second-round pick, and the right...
    Getty Zach LaVine You could make a fairly strong argument the Chicago Bulls‘ Zach LaVine should have been a member of the Eastern Conference All-Star team last season. With all of his numbers improved and at or near a career-high this season, LaVine might be undeniable–at least Miami Heat legend and former Bull Dwyane Wade thinks so. On Thursday, after the NBA opened up the voting for All-Star selections, Wade took to Twitter to voice his support and to urge voters to “get it right” this time. Let’s get it right this year with Zach LaVine as an AllStar! — DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 29, 2021 Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!LaVine’s NumbersThere is no question, LaVine’s numbers and his overall play have been on an All-Star level through the first 17 games of the season. He’s averaging a...
    The New Orleans Pelicans are one of the young teams that are expected to be active on the market before the 2021 trade deadline. With the improvements shown by Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, the Pelicans could speed up the rebuilding process and try surrounding their young superstar duo with quality players who could help make a huge noise in the loaded Western Conference in the 2020-21 NBA season. In a recent article, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report suggested a hypothetical blockbuster deal that would enable the Pelicans to acquire Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen from the Chicago Bulls. In the proposed trade scenario, the Pelicans would be sending a package that includes Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Jaxson Hayes, a 2021 first-round pick, and a 2022 first-round pick to the Bulls in exchange for LaVine, Markkanen, and Ryan Arcidiacono. Though it would require them to give up two young and...
    Getty Zach LaVine The Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine appears to be one of the toughest players to evaluate in the NBA today. Despite his obvious growth, year over year, and his All-NBA level play through the early portion of this season (26.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, and 5.4 apg on .497 shooting from the field and .382 accuracy from three-point range), he can’t seem to shake some of the more dismissive labels he’s carried throughout his 6-plus-year career. As the Bulls’ new front office attempts to shape the roster into a contender, Lavine’s status as a building block or a trade chip has been consistently debated. One recent set of LaVine-related trade scenarios comes from Brett Siegel of the NBA Analysis Network. With all due respect to Mr. Siegel, if this is the most choice return the Bulls can get for moving LaVine, they would be much better off...
    Since the 2020 offseason, rumors have been swirling around veteran shooting guard Zach LaVine and his future with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are yet to make LaVine officially available on the trading block but with their struggle to consistently win games in the 2020-21 NBA season, most people are expecting him to receive strong interest on the market before the 2021 trade deadline. One of the potential suitors of LaVine this season is the Atlanta Hawks. In a recent article, Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network came up with a blockbuster trade idea between the Hawks and the Bulls that would pair LaVine with Trae Young in Atlanta. In the proposed scenario, the Hawks would be sending a package that includes Cam Reddish, Tony Snell, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2023 first-round pick, and a 2024 second-round pick to the Bulls in exchange for LaVine. Though it would cost...
    The Charlotte Hornets continued their four-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls, as they fell 123-110. Well, it was clear that they were rusty playing after six games, but the Bulls’ star player Zach LaVine didn’t make it any easier. He had another big night of the season and he gives all the credit to head coach, Billy Donovan. How Billy Donovan pushes Zach Lavine The Bulls may not be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, but they are on a three-game winning streak now. As they are ninth in standing with a 7-8 record, a lot of the credit for the wins goes to Zach Lavine. The man has hardly missed out on putting up big numbers on any night. When playing the Hornets, he added 25 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds to the scoreboard. However, the star wants to appreciate his head coach for...
    Getty Zach LaVine ESPN’s Brian Windhorst hasn’t been watching the Chicago Bulls and Zach LaVine play this year–especially of late. He can’t be witnessing the evolution of one of the league’s most talented stars if he is including LaVine’s name in the sort of low-rent trade packages that would suggest the 25-year-old should be packaged in a deal with the Washington Wizards to bring NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal to Chicago. On a recent episode of his The Hoop Collective podcast, Windhorst suggested the Bulls not only trade LaVine but package him with other draft assets and young players in exchange for Beal. Here is what Wyndhorst said when discussing potential suitors for Beal, who is in the final year of a 5-year $127 million deal. The other team that I would say would be a sleeper would be the Bulls. Zach LaVine’s value has never been higher,...
    The Denver Nuggets entered the 2020-21 NBA season with the goal of fully dominating the loaded Western Conference and winning the NBA championship title. However, with Jamal Murray’s inconsistent performance, it remains a big question mark if they are capable of making a huge noise this year. Even if Murray improves his performance and starts performing like an All-Star, some people believe that the Nuggets still need more star power around Nikola Jokic to have a realistic chance of dethroning the reigning NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers. One of the players that the Nuggets could target before the 2021 trade deadline is Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. In a recent article, Robbie Stratakos of ClutchPoints came up with a blockbuster trade idea that would enable the Nuggets to form a “Big Three” of LaVine, Jokic, and Murray in the 2020-21 NBA season. In the proposed scenario, Denver would be...
    In a newly published list of suggestions for teams that might be active ahead of the NBA’s March 25 trade deadline, Bleacher Report wrote that the New Orleans Pelicans might target Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine as they hope to improve their chances of making the postseason this year. As explained by the outlet, the Pelicans (5-8) are currently ranked 24th in the league in winning percentage and 21st in net efficiency despite the presence of forwards Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. While both young stars have a solid supporting cast on paper, the likes of Lonzo Ball and recent veteran acquisitions Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams haven’t been “doing their job,” with the publication pointing out that the club has “disastrous spacing issues,” subpar playmaking, and a weak defense that ranks 25th in points allowed per game. “There’s hope for some of the defensive issues to be ironed...
    Getty Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls star guard Zach LaVine is in the midst of a landmark year that could land the 25-year-old his first All-Star appearance. LaVine has posted career highs in points per game (27.4, 5th in NBA), assists per game (5.3), rebounds per game (4.8) along with career-best shooting percentages from three-point range (38.7%), on free throws (86.2%) and overall (49.8%). But beyond the numbers, LaVine is learning to win — something that’s evaded the seventh-year player who has never gone to the playoffs in his career. He’s familiar with the slander on his name as an “empty-calorie scorer” and sees it changing along with the Bulls’ perception in the league. “It’s not just going to be given to you,” LaVine said. “Nothing has really ever been given, so I’m going to continue to go out there and show it, and the more the wins pile...
    Getty Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls star guard Zach LaVine is in the midst of a landmark year that could land the 25-year-old his first All-Star appearance. LaVine has posted career highs in points per game (27.4, 5th in NBA), assists per game (5.3), rebounds per game (4.8) along with career-best shooting percentages from three-point range (38.7%), on free throws (86.2%) and overall (49.8%). But beyond the numbers, LaVine is learning to win — something that’s evaded the seventh-year player who has never gone to the playoffs in his career. He’s familiar with the slander on his name as an “empty-calorie scorer” and sees it changing along with the Bulls’ perception in the league. “It’s not just going to be given to you,” LaVine said. “Nothing has really ever been given, so I’m going to continue to go out there and show it, and the more the wins pile...
    Getty Kevin Porter Jr. Is there a such thing as too many talented guards for one NBA team? Depending on how you look at it, the Chicago Bulls could be approaching that situation? The Chicago Bulls Talk Twitter account polled its followers on Tuesday asking if the team should be interested in signing troubled, but talented 20-year-old guard Kevin Porter Jr. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!What’s Up With Porter?The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to release or trade Porter after an outburst that resulted in him being asked to clean out his locker, and his teammates being informed he was no longer a part of the organization. Porter had been inactive all season for personal reasons. After a promising rookie season that saw him average 10 points per game during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign, Porter alarmed friends, followers, and...
    Getty Zach LaVine received high praise from one of the league's top guards. Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine is undergoing a metamorphic seventh season in the NBA. Averaging career highs in points and assists per game to go alongside with a career-best 49.8% shooting percentage from the field, LaVine is garnering attention across the league along with a resurgent Bulls (6-8). Through 14 games, all of these Zach LaVine marks would be career highs (or tied) – PPG: 27.4 (5th in NBA)– APG: 5.3– RPG: 4.8– FG%: 49.8%– 3P% + 3PA: 38.7% / 8.9 a/g– FT% + FTA: 86.2% / 6.2 a/g– eFG%: 59%– TS%: 64% So would his turnovers per game (4.1). But whew — Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) January 19, 2021 Phoenix Suns veteran guard Chris Paul took notice of LaVine during his 35-point performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder. LaVine hit eight 3-pointers in the...
    The Bachelor: A Frontrunner Breaks Up With Matt James After Drama With Cruel and Malicious Women Things every retiree should toss in 2021 NBA: Zach LaVine drops 33 as Bulls hold off Rockets Zach LaVine scored a game-high 33 points, Lauri Markkanen added 18 points and five different players swished at least three 3-pointers to boost the host Chicago Bulls to a 125-120 victory against the Houston Rockets on Monday night. © Reuters/Kamil Krzaczynski NBA: Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls Making his team debut after being acquired from Indiana as part of last week's blockbuster trade that sent former Houston star James Harden to Brooklyn, Victor Oladipo paced the Rockets with 32 points. Houston trailed by as many as 17 in the second quarter before cutting the deficit to three several times down the stretch, the last on a pair of Christian Wood free throws with 1:03 left. The...
    Getty Chicago Bulls While Zach LaVine didn’t shoot the ball well in the Chicago Bulls‘ win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon, he still helped the team with his facilitating and defense. LaVine’s well-rounded play didn’t go unnoticed, and the same could be said for Coby White, who had an even tougher night finishing with 0 points in the game. White did his best to limit turnovers and to work hard on the defensive end as well. To a lesser degree than LaVine, but White still played well in other areas of the game. The effort didn’t go unnoticed by veteran teammates. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Thaddeus Young Encourages Zach LaVine and Coby WhiteLike the savvy and positive veteran player that he is, Thaddeus Young pulled LaVine and White aside after the game to reassure them after...
    Getty Zach LaVine and Luka Doncic The Chicago Bulls rebounded from an ugly overtime loss at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday with a strong road performance and a 117-101 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday afternoon. Zach LaVine took to Instagram to address his teammates after the much-needed victory. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Zach LaVine (@zachlavine8) Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!LaVine After WinsIt’s customary for LaVine to post on Instagram after wins. He did something similar after his spectacular performance on January 6 on the road led Chicago to the win over Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. LaVine didn’t have a huge scoring output in that win, but he did sink this cold-blooded three-pointer to put the game away. View this post on Instagram...
    The Golden State Warriors are one of the teams that are expected to be aggressive on the market before the 2021 trade deadline. With Klay Thompson set to miss the entire 2020-21 NBA season due to injury, the Warriors would be needing to give Stephen Curry more help in order to have a legitimate chance of reclaiming their throne and reviving their dynasty this year. In the past months, they have already been linked to several big names who are rumored to be available on the trading block. One of the most interesting targets for the Warriors before the 2021 trade deadline is Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. According to Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network, the Warriors could acquire LaVine from the Bulls by sending them a package that includes Kelly Oubre Jr., Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2021 first-round pick, and a top-10 protected 2026...
    Getty Isaiah Thomas recently shared he is ready to join a team after coming back from injury. The Chicago Bulls have shown promise in the midst of an evaluation year for the franchise under first-year coach Billy Donovan, but turnovers have become the bane of the Bulls’ season. Without a true distributor, Chicago (4-8) is the NBA’s most turnover-prone team in the league, averaging 18.3 a game this season. While Coby White and Zach LaVine have traded facilitating duties, both have been walking turnovers. LaVine is currently fifth in the league with 4.3 turnovers per game, while White ranks 24th with 3.1 turnovers a game. The return of Tomas Satoransky should help alleviate some of the Bulls’ struggles, however, LaVine hinted at a potential free agent Chicago could bring in to bolster the team’s depth at guard. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news,...
    Getty Zach LaVine and Denzel Valentine The Chicago Bulls‘ 127-125 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night was a tough one. It was tough to watch, so there is no question it was even tougher to handle if you played 43 minutes in the contest like Zach LaVine. The Bulls blew a 20-point lead in the game and went on to lose thanks to some shoddy decisions and 24 turnovers. Even with all of the errors and the collapses, the Bulls had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but LaVine’s three clanked off the front of the rim and the Thunder’s improbable comeback was complete. After the loss, LaVine was visibly upset at the outcome, but also specifically with teammate Denzel Valentine. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!LaVine Irked With ValentineThe Bulls were...
    The Chicago Bulls lost once again, but that didn’t stop star Zach LaVine from setting records. He had another 30 point game tonight and almost took them to a win. But the team didn’t rally behind him, and the Bulls fell to the Thunder in an overtime loss. LaVine had a 4th consecutive 30 point game where he shot at least 50% from the field. He became the first Bulls player to do that since Michael Jordan did it back in November 1996. During tonight’s performance, he shot 8-14 from the three-point line. With this, he became the first player in Bulls history to have back-to-back games with at least seven made threes. 10-time All-Star Chris Paul was also watching the game and echoed the emotions of all the NBA fans. Zach LaVine needs more support from the Chicago Bulls While LaVine has been excellent in these last four games,...
    Getty Zach LaVine The Chicago Bulls blew a 20-point lead on Friday night and lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 127-125 in overtime. Take a look at this tweet from ESPN Stats and Info to get a gauge on how big of a collapse the Bulls suffered against the Thunder. The Bulls were up to a 99.1% chance to win up 10 with 1:56 left in regulation before they lost to the Thunder in OT Teams were 1-2,930 when trailing by 10+ points in the final 2 min of regulation over the last 5 seasons. The only other win was by the Kings on January 27, 2020. pic.twitter.com/vK84WPUjKF — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 16, 2021 It was easily the worst loss of the season for the Bulls and one that didn’t leave the team’s best player Zach LaVine in the best of moods. During his...
    Getty Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 05, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NBA free agency has resembled the wild west with the level of superstar movement over the past few years. From June 2018 to January 2021, five of the seven active MVPs changed teams — several did more than once. But with the disassembly of the Houston Rockets over the past year, the volatility around the league is sure to simmer following the James Harden trade. However, a single move could set off another wave of teams exchanging stars to find their best possible roster to make a championship run. Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine was among five potential superstars CBS Sports’ Sam Quinn could see moving on from their current teams in the next few seasons — the most obvious being Washington...
    Shooting guard Zach LaVine has been a blessing in disguise for the Chicago Bulls. The franchise is actually running a little out of luck in this season. They first lost to the Warriors 128-129 and then to the Lakers 115-117 in hard-fought games.  Unfortunately, this poor run against WC teams continued as the Clippers also beat them marginally. At one point, with 8 minutes remaining, the two teams were tied at 103-103 but they failed to take a lead. Zach LaVine’s phenomenal performance which got him in the record books went in vain as they lost 127-130. Jan 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) moves the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Zach LaVine and his building dynasty The 25-YO star scored 45 points, 7 rebounds, and as...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freed from the pesky mask he’d been wearing on court for two weeks, Kawhi Leonard cut loose. Getting a steal and a dunk, hitting 3-pointer after 3-pointer. He finished with a season-high 35 points, going over 10,000 in his career, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 130-127 on Sunday. “It’s a steppingstone, but I don’t really care about it,” Leonard said of his milestone. “Maybe when I retire I’ll sit back and look at the accomplishments. Right now it’s about being greedy and wanting more.” Leonard reached the 10,000 plateau on one of his five 3-pointers in the third quarter, when he scored 21 points. His points and 3-pointers made were the most in a single quarter in his career. “He understood how they were guarding him and he took advantage of it,” teammate Paul George said. “He was hot, so...
    Getty Zach LaVine To whom much is given, much is required. The Chicago Bulls‘ Zach LaVine had 42 points including 10 three-pointers in a 130-127 road loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon, but he was questioned about a shot he took late in the game in an attempt to tie the score at 128. LaVine had just driven to the basket to convert an And-1 and drained a really tough three-point shot to bring the Bulls within one with 18.4 seconds remaining in the game. The Bulls had to foul. They did and sent Paul George to the line. George made both free-throw attempts to push the lead back to three. The Bulls had the ball with 15.2 seconds remaining and the Clippers knew they needed a three to tie. The inbounds pass went to LaVine who was being guarded by the Clippers’ pure lockdown...
    Getty Zach LaVine Tell us how you really feel Joe Cowley. The Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Bulls‘ beat writer took to Twitter on Saturday to unload his take on Zach LaVine and what Cowley sees as his unfitness for the No. 1 spot on a contending team. Cowley wrote the following in a series of tweets: You don’t build around a Zach LaVine, he’s an accessory on a championship roster. His career is very similar to Kevin Love. Big fish in a little pond who never saw postseason play, and needed to play with elite guys to earn a chip. He’s third-best player on Lakers, Sixers, Milwaukee, Miami, Clippers, Boston, Denver, Brooklyn, Golden State, Dallas, Portland … yet you all think the Bulls can win a title with him as a No. 1? Great guy, great teammate, but very good player. Reality. There’s no LaVine hate at all. There’s...
    After a slow start, the Dallas Mavericks have finally found their way back to the winning column, earning back-to-back victories against the Houston Rockets and the Denver Nuggets. However, though Luka Doncic is once again establishing an MVP caliber performance, the Mavericks are still not viewed on the same level as other Western Conference powerhouse teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. In order to have a better chance of fully dominating the Western Conference and winning the championship this year, most people believe that the Mavericks need more star power around Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. One of the most realistic superstar targets for the Mavericks before the 2021 trade deadline is Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. In a recent article, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report included the LaVine-to-Bulls deal on his list of brand-new blockbuster trade ideas that could happen this season. As of...
    Getty Zach LaVine and Coby White The current crop of Chicago Bulls is a flawed, but likable group led by Zach LaVine and Coby White. They are off to a 4-5 start after a tough loss on Wednesday night in Sacramento, but things appear to be looking up under new head coach Billy Donovan and a front office spearheaded by President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley. While those of us who watch every game can see some strides being made, others look from the outside–and perhaps without bias–suggest trades that would break up the current core. One of those kinds of suggestions came through from Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley. He suggested the Bulls make a huge trade sending LaVine away to a team for a young prospect and picks, and he specifically called out the New York Knicks as a possible suitor. Follow...
    Getty Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls star guard Zach LaVine released a 3-pointer with 10.8 seconds left that proved to be the dagger in a 111-108 comeback upset over the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday night. Shuffle off the screen into a closed step back… @ZachLaVine with the dagger! #GameSkillsGameResults pic.twitter.com/NE7UoVMVLx — Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) January 6, 2021 LaVine couldn’t have played the hero role better as he scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to aid a 20-point Bulls comeback. But after the game, LaVine was brutally honest about the team’s performance. When asked if Chicago would have won Tuesday’s game had it occurred a year ago, LaVine gave a sharp response. “No.” LaVine added, “I think that’s a good way to say it: You learn from your mistakes over the years. This is a different mentality we have this year. Even with the losses...
    According to a recently proposed trade idea, the Toronto Raptors could upgrade their backcourt by acquiring Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine for a package centered on reserve Norman Powell and several future draft selections. As explained on Monday by NBA Analysis Network, LaVine has come a long way since he was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014. After arriving in Chicago in 2017, the former UCLA star took over as the team’s top scorer, arguably serving as the organization’s “only bright spot” amid a stretch that has seen the Bulls win only 71 games in the three-plus seasons since then. According to the publication, the Raptors could give LaVine a chance to play for a playoff-caliber franchise by acquiring him for Powell, his fellow backup guard Matt Thomas, one first-round pick each in the 2021 and 2024 drafts, a 2025 second-round selection, and a...
    The Chicago Bulls have not been the same since Michael Jordan left as they haven’t had a scorer of his caliber. However, it looks like star Zach LaVine is trying his best to emulate the six-time champion. Tonight, against the Dallas Mavericks, LaVine had 29 points at half-time. It is the most any Bulls player has scored since Jordan had 30 points in 1997. After the Bulls took a 30 point loss in their previous game, LaVine looked like he had vendetta on his mind. He was determined to keep them in the game and do his best to win. He shot 12-19 at halftime and was 2-5 from the three-point line. The shooting guard also went to the free-throw line thrice and was perfect. LaVine has shown time and again that he has the potential to be an elite scorer and this display was a testament to that claim....
    Getty Michael Jordan (L) and Scottie Pippen (R) Zach LaVine put up a performance for the ages in the Chicago Bulls’ 118-108 against the Luka Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks, the UCLA product scored 39 points, hauled in six rebounds and dished out five assists. LIVE: Zach LaVine postgame press conference following tonight’s win to the Mavericks https://t.co/BW4Z1LXUOZ — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 4, 2021 In a night where Paul George scored 39 points in a Los Angeles Clippers win against the Phoenix Suns and Steph Curry dropped 62 points in a Golden State Warriors win against the Porland Trail Blazers, how LaVine successfully secured the Bulls’ win is what made the outing at the United Center in Chicago so spectacular. LaVine scored 21 points in the first quarter. In the first period, LaVine made nine of his first 10 shots. He also went 1-for-1 from the 3-point line...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine had 39 points and Coby White scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Jalen Brunson, starting in place of the injured Luka Doncic, had 31 points for the Mavericks. Otto Porter Jr. added 15 for the Bulls, who were without starter Lauri Markkanen and reserves Tomas Satoransky, Chandler Hutchison and Ryan Arcidiacano. Chicago has won three of four and won for the first time in four home games. “I thought Zach was very aggressive, which we need him to be,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. “He was big for us tonight. He had half our points in the first half. I told him he needs to remain aggressive, and that just doesn’t mean scoring.” Doncic sat out because of a left quadriceps contusion. He was injured...
    The Chicago Bulls entered the 2020-21 NBA season with the hope of making a huge noise in the Eastern Conference. However, with their current performance, it remains a big question mark if they could even enter the playoffs. If they are serious about becoming a competitive team in the Eastern Conference, they should strongly consider adding a legitimate superstar to their roster before the 2021 trade deadline. One of the most intriguing targets on the market for the Bulls is All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards. In a recent article, Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network included the Bulls on the list of teams that should be looking to acquire Westbrook before the 2021 trade deadline. Siegel believes that adding Westbrook to the core of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, and Wendell Carter could dramatically change the fate of the Bulls in the 2020-21 NBA season. “After bringing...
    Getty Zach LaVine After an 0-3 start to the season that featured two blowouts and a heartbreaker that should have gone the Chicago Bulls way, morale had been low in Chicago. A win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday was encouraging, but Thursday’s rematch with the Wizards was a true proving ground for the Bulls who were missing four players to health protocols in Lauri Markkanen, Ryan Arcidiacono, Chandler Hutchinson, and Tomas Satoransky. It was a test of resiliency for a developing lineup still warming up to coach Billy Donovan’s standards and expectations in a new scheme. And Chicago took the challenges in stride. Seven players scored in double digits as playmaking was aplenty with 34 assists dished to the tune of a 133-130 victory on Thursday night. Otto Porter Jr. paced the team with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Zach LaVine struggled, shooting 6 of 17 overall...
    With a 3-2 win-loss record to start the 2020-21 season, the Brooklyn Nets have gotten some great performances from their superstar duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. While they also have a good bench, with Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen both playing solidly, a recent article suggested that Brooklyn could acquire a third top-tier player by trading for Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine. As explained on Thursday by NBA Analysis Network, the hypothetical deal would involve LeVert, Allen, backup small forward Taurean Prince, and a 2021 first-round pick moving to the Bulls in exchange for LaVine and veteran forward Thaddeus Young. This transaction, as noted, could improve the Nets’ chances of winning a championship after an injury-marred 2019-20 season where Irving and Durant both dealt with serious injuries. Although he has yet to play in an All-Star Game, LaVine could potentially step up as the missing piece the...
    After winning the 2020 NBA championship title, the Los Angeles Lakers immediately addressed their need for another playmaker and shot-creator by trading for Dennis Schroder and solidified their frontcourt by signing Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell in the 2020 free agency. However, despite their recent additions, the Lakers don’t seem to be done in making moves. In order to boost their chances of defending their throne in the 2020-21 NBA season, they are expected to continue finding ways to improve their roster before the 2021 trade deadline. One of the big names that the Lakers could realistically acquire this season is Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. According to Brett Siegel of NBA Analysis Network, the Lakers could bring LaVine to Los Angeles by sending a package that includes Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma to the Bulls. However, before they could push through with the trade, both teams would be...
    Getty Zach LaVine The Chicago Bulls gave a much better effort on Sunday night in their loss to the Golden State Warriors, but they came up short. Zach LaVine scored 33 points, but he made an error on his last basket that he admitted during his post-game presser. With the game tied at 126 and 16.9 seconds remaining, the Bulls had the ball and the opportunity to take the final shot of regulation. Everyone knew LaVine would have the ball, and he tookt in the center of the floor a few steps inside the half-court line. Kelly Oubre was guarding him tightly and was playing aggressive defense. Wendell Carter Jr. came over to set a pick and with about 9 seconds remaining, LaVine made his move to the basket. LaVine sunk a short jump shot to give the Bulls a 128-126 lead. Sounds great, right? Well, the issue...
    Getty Bulls - Hawks The Chicago Bulls‘ defense on Wednesday was an outrage, and it just about pushed one fan and blogger over the edge. See Red Fred has become a popular voice on Twitter for Bulls fans. His followers saw him breaking down some tape of the team’s horrendous defense after Wednesday night’s 124-104 loss, and SRF didn’t hold back before the grade-school errors forced him to end the transmission. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Zach LaVine Catches SRF’s WrathEarly on, Zach LaVine seemed determined to take on the responsibility of guarding the Hawks’ best player, which is obviously All-Star point guard Trae Young. Let’s just say, that didn’t go well. Young got off to a fast start thanks to faulty defense from LaVine and wound up with 35 points on only two missed shots from the field....
    Getty Zach Lavine struggled to defend Trae Young in his debut as the Bulls primary defender. Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine started Wednesday’s season opener against the Atlanta Hawks guarding star point guard Trae Young, a collective decision by the team. “You can expect me to take that challenge offensively and defensively,” LaVine said. LaVine, who’s made playing better defense a point of emphasis this season, struggled in his debut as the team’s primary defender after moving on from starting point guard Kris Dunn, the team’s best defender from a season ago who signed with the Hawks this offseason but did not play on Wednesday. Young brought the fight to the Bulls early and found success with ease. The third-year guard, coming off an All-Star sophomore season, scored 12 points on 4 for 4 shooting in the first quarter. LaVine found himself in early foul trouble, committing his...
    Getty Zach LaVine The Chicago Bulls‘ 2020-21 season kicks off on Wednesday when the Atlanta Hawks come to the United Center. Expectations are higher than has been the case in recent years, and that’s especially the case for Zach LaVine. Longtime Bulls analyst Sam Smith recently shared his predictions for the NBA season awards. Smith chose LeBron James as his MVP. He predicts the Bulls’ Patrick Williams will finish second in the Rookie of the Year voting to the Charlotte Hornets’ LaMelo Ball. Smith doesn’t shut the Bulls out of all the notable honors. He does believe LaVine will walk away from the season with a pretty impressive honor. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Sam Smith: Zach LaVine Will Make the All-NBA TeamSmith sees LaVine making his first All-NBA team. LaVine hasn’t even been an All-Star as of yet,...
    Zach LaVine and his NBA career have been wrought with peril. The current Chicago Bulls player has not been able to lead the once-great franchise back to playoff prominence. After almost 6 years in the league, there are many questions surrounding the young player’s ability to be the cornerstone of a franchise. Dec 18, 2020; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) goes up for a basket over two Oklahoma City Thunder players during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports Former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins spoke to NBA analyst Brandon Robinson about Zach LaVine. He believes that LaVine just does not have the quality to be a star player, the number one option on an NBA team. However, he is talented enough to be the second option on a good NBA team. He said, “I love Zach LaVine but, not...
    Getty Bulls fan did not take ESPN's disrespect of Zach LaVine well. Imagine a world where Zach LaVine plays on another team besides the Chicago Bulls. LIVE with ESPNs Kendrick Perkins! ????Were LIVE previewing the season with former NBA champ Kendrick Perkins!2020-12-10T21:53:27Z “l love Zach LaVine but, not with the Chicago Bulls,” ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins told me on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show. “I think he needs to be somewhere where Zach LaVine needs to be a number 2 guy. I don’t believe he’s a number one guy. Yeah he can go out there and get you 30, but he’s not a guy that will get you over the hump night in and night out.” LaVine signed a 4 year, $78 milion contract in 2018 with the Chicago Bulls that runs throught 2022. A UCLA product, Zach LaVine averaged 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CBS) — New Head Coach Billy Donovan on Wednesday brought his Bulls to Oklahoma City, where he coached the last five years. His new backcourt was bringing it in the preseason game against the Thunder. Zach LaVine had 24, including 16 in the first quarter. Coby White took over in the third, with 18 that quarter alone. LaVine and White combined for 51 on 20 of 31 shooting. Daniel Gafford added a shot for an exclamation point in a blowout – 124-103 for the final score. The Bulls will close out the preseason Friday night, also in OKC. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Also From CBS Chicago: ‘You Have the Wrong Place:’ Body Camera Video Shows Moments Police Handcuff Innocent, Naked Woman During Wrong Raid Lightfoot Sidesteps Questions About Why City Lawyers Tried...
    A week before the 2020-21 NBA season officially starts, reigning MVP and DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo has finally agreed to sign a five-year, $228 million supermax extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. However, though they would no longer need to worry about their best player hitting the free agency market next summer, the Bucks should still continue to find ways to improve their current roster. One of the players that they could target before the 2021 trade deadline is Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. According to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, the Bucks could offer a package centered on Donte DiVincenzo to acquire LaVine from the Bulls. In the proposed scenario, Milwaukee would be sending DiVincenzo, DJ Wilson, DJ Augustin, EJ Montgomery, and a 2022 second-round pick to Chicago in exchange for LaVine. LaVine may have failed to live up to expectations as the main guy in Chicago, but he would...
    Getty Bulls fan did not take ESPN’s disrespect of Zach LaVine well. Player rankings are always problematic. But in almost unanimous outrage, Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine may have been dealt the ultimate disrespect. LaVine, who had a breakout scoring performance in 2019-2020, averaging an 11th-best 25.5 points per game among all NBA players last season, was ranked No. 56 on ESPN’s top 100 player rankings for the upcoming season, a spot higher than he was ranked in last year’s list. Here’s ESPN’s valuation of LaVine: There’s no denying LaVine is a bucket; his 25.5 points per game last season was the highest scoring average by a Bulls player since Michael Jordan averaged 28.7 points in 1997-98. Now, the question is whether he can lead Chicago back to relevance. LaVine is in shape after training in Washington throughout the pandemic, but he has...
    Getty Bulls fan did not take ESPN's disrespect of Zach LaVine well. Player rankings are always problematic. But in almost unanimous outrage, Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine may have been dealt the ultimate disrespect. LaVine, who had a breakout scoring performance in 2019-2020, averaging an 11th-best 25.5 points per game among all NBA players last season, was ranked No. 56 on ESPN’s top 100 player rankings for the upcoming season, a spot higher than he was ranked in last year’s list. Here’s ESPN’s valuation of LaVine: There’s no denying LaVine is a bucket; his 25.5 points per game last season was the highest scoring average by a Bulls player since Michael Jordan averaged 28.7 points in 1997-98. Now, the question is whether he can lead Chicago back to relevance. LaVine is in shape after training in Washington throughout the pandemic, but he has never made the playoffs. Reaching that...
    Getty Zach LaVine addressed his offseason work and hopes of making the playoffs with the Bulls. Zach LaVine has been pinned as a player that’s all flare and no results. LaVine, who was traded to the Chicago Bulls in the Jimmy Butler trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves, missed out on a 2018 playoff appearance with the team that drafted him. Instead, LaVine has spent the past two seasons toiling in a Bulls franchise that is undergoing a major facelift — scoring 25.5 points per game last season as the Bulls finished with the seventh-worst record in the league. And he’s worked doggedly to change his reputation in the league. “I don’t do this to be a regular guy. I don’t take my body to exhaustion to be a role player. I want to be great in this league,” LaVine said in a press conference. “To be great you...
    Getty Zach LaVine The Chicago Bulls‘ Zach LaVine is one of the hardest-working players in the NBA during the offseason. LaVine and well-known trainer Drew Hanlen have been putting in work in preparation for the 2020-21 NBA season. Take one look at LaVine in a brief video Hanlen posted to his Twitter account and you’ll see LaVine has added some notable muscle to his frame. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Zach Puts in WorkIf you’ve paid any attention LaVine’s offseason workouts over the past few seasons, you know he goes hard on his craft after the season is over. Unfortunately for LaVine, his team’s seasons have always ended without reaching the playoffs. It seems LaVine is as determined as ever to change that this season. One of the issues he had as a young player...
    Getty Zach LaVine The Chicago Bulls‘ Zach LaVine is one of the hardest-working players in the NBA during the offseason. LaVine and well-known trainer Drew Hanlen have been putting in work in preparation for the 2020-21 NBA season. Take one look at LaVine in a brief video Hanlen posted to his Twitter account and you’ll see LaVine has added some notable muscle to his frame. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content! Zach Puts in Work If you’ve paid any attention LaVine’s offseason workouts over the past few seasons, you know he goes hard on his craft after the season is over. Unfortunately for LaVine, his team’s seasons have always ended without reaching the playoffs. It seems LaVine is as determined as ever to change that this season. One of the issues he had as a young player was a...
    Before Klay Thompson suffered another injury, the Golden State Warriors were emerging as one of the heavy favorites to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020-21 NBA season. However, with Thompson set to miss the entire season recovering from his injury, most people believe that the Warriors’ road back to title contention would be extremely difficult. If they are serious about fully dominating the loaded Western Conference and capturing the Larry O’Brien Trophy next year, they should strongly consider making major moves that would give Stephen Curry and Draymond Green the necessary help that they need to have a legitimate chance of competing for the 2021 NBA championship title. One of the players that the Warriors could target on the trade market this offseason is Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls. According to Grant Afseth of NBA Analysis Network, the Warriors may consider sending a package that includes Andrew...
    Getty Zach Lavine spoke out about Nate Robinson following Robinson’s professional boxing debut. Nate Robinson has always chased a challenge outside of the realm of possibility. The 5-foot-9 guard made a name for himself by becoming the only three-time NBA Slam Dunk contest champion in a competition where someone of his stature is often written off. Robinson, at age 36 has attempted to prove doubters again by transitioning to a boxing career. He challenged social media influencer turned boxer Jake Paul to a match back in May. Somehow, the match made its way to the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view card on Nov. 28. Robinson, in his first career fight, did not fare well, eating a second-round knockout punch from Paul that sent shakes through social media. JAKE PAUL JUST PUT NATE ROBINSON TO SLEEP pic.twitter.com/UkKYVX3jGW —...
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