LaVine (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. LaVine was initially diagnosed with a bruised left knee after exiting Friday's game against the Pistons, but a follow-up MRI on Saturday revealed the torn ligament. The third-year guard will undergo surgery in the near future and will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season. Given the timing of the injury, it's possible LaVine's recovery could extend into the beginning of the 2017-18 season, as well, but the team will not offer a timetable until after surgery. In the immediate future, the Wolves will likely turn to a combination of Brandon Rush and Shabazz Muhammad at shooting guard, while Kris Dunn could also pick up a few residual minutes. LaVine will conclude the season with averages of 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in just over 37 minutes per game.
LaVine (knee) will not play Saturday against Memphis. LaVine suffered a bruise to his left knee during Friday's game against Detroit, and he'll be held out of action on the second night of the back-to-back set. The injury doesn't appear to be anything overly serious, and when LaVine is able to return will likely be a matter of pain tolerance. Expect Shabazz Muhammad and Brandon Rush to pick up extra minutes in LaVine's absence Saturday.
LaVine left Friday's matchup against the Pistons with a left knee contusion and will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Minnesota, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. LaVine finished the game with 20 points (9-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds and four assists across 32 minutes before leaving with the injury. He should be considered questionable for Saturday's tilt against the Grizzlies. If he's unable to go, Brandon Rush would likely draw the start at shooting guard.
LaVine scored 8 points (4-18 FG, 0-6 3Pt) with four assists, three rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 125-97 loss to the Cavs. After finishing January with just 14.2 points per game on 41.7 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three, LaVine's struggles continued in the Wolves first February contest. His scorching hot first two months of the season that saw LaVine averaging 21 points per game on over 47 percent from the field and over 41 percent from three is beginning to look like a distant memory.
LaVine tallied 20 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block over 37 minutes in Saturday's 129-109 win over the Nets. The sharpshooter drained multiple threes for the second straight game, while also hitting the 20-point mark for the second straight contest. The recent success follows a brief downturn for LaVine, who had posted four to 18 points in the previous five outings. Despite some uneven stretches, LaVine remains a strong complementary offensive presence alongside Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins who's capable of offering strong returns in the categories of scoring and three-pointers when he has the hot hand.
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