Zach LaVine Out for the Season with Torn Left ACL

Photo Credit: For the Win – USA Today

Minnesota Timberwolves’ point guard Zach LaVine is set to undergo surgery on his torn left ACL and will miss the rest of this NBA season. He suffered the injury in Friday’s 116-108 loss on the road against the Detroit Pistons.

LaVine, 21, has been in the NBA for 3 seasons, all with the Timberwolves. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 82 games and averaged 28.0 minutes per game, 14.0 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 0.8 steals per game. He shot 45.2% from the field, 38.9% from 3-point range, and 79.3% from the free throw line.

This season, LaVine played in 47 games and averaged 37.2 minutes per game, 18.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. He shot 45.9% from the field, 38.7% from 3-point range, and 83.6% from the free throw line.

Over his 3-year NBA career, LaVine has played in 206 games and averaged 28.9 minutes per game, 13.7 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 0.8 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 44.5% from the field, 37.8% from 3-point range, and 82.1% from the free throw line.

 

-Asher Fair

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