Chicago Bulls All-Star Goalkeeper Zach Lavigne He’s traveling to Los Angeles for a further assessment on his left knee, but he’s still hoping to compete in next Sunday’s All-Star Game, ESPN sources report.
Sources said LaVine has been experiencing knee discomfort for several weeks, and although an MRI in January showed no structural damage, there is certainly a level of concern within the organization.
LaVine was selected to the second All-Star game of his career, averaging 24.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists so far this season. LaVine and Bulls Fellow (and All-Star Fellow) Demar DeRozan The duo has been the highest-scoring in the league this season, averaging 52.3 points, according to ESPN stats and information.
LaVine appeared to be struggling with Friday’s win over Minnesota, shooting 5 of 14 and noticeably panicking on the floor. Lavigne sat in Saturday’s win over Oklahoma City, and missed back-to-back games against Indiana and Philadelphia on February 4 and 6.
The Bulls have endured several injuries in the backcourt this season, including Lonzo Pool (meniscus tear) and Alex Caruso (broken wrist), who were discharged several weeks after undergoing surgery. The team also lost forward Patrick Williams For a wrist injury early in the season, although he is expected to return this year.
Through it all, the Bulls were 36-21, one game behind number one Miami in the Eastern Conference standings.
ESPN NBA reporter Jamal Collier contributed to this report.
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