Zach LaVine on approach with his right patellar tendinitis: "There’s no reason to go out there and try to risk anything right now. It’s not smart."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) March 11, 2019
Zach missed Sunday afternoons loss to the Detroit Pistons and it looks like he will be out longer than that. Coach Jim Boylen said the team has not discussed shutting Zach down for the year, but the Bulls will be conservative with the choice that is made.
Zach himself said there is no reason to rush back from injury at this time and he is right. Zach is one of the most underrated players in the NBA at this point and has truly shown fans and the league his worth this season. Take a look at this.
After tearing his ACL and being traded, @ZachLaVine turns 24 as one of the game’s most underrated young stars.
– 23.8 PPG
– Top-10 in clutch scoring
– T-3rd in points since the ASG
– Averaging career-high PTS, AST, REB pic.twitter.com/tNbCCiPpXH
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) March 10, 2019
Zach has true star potential and it’s safe to say the Bulls should shut him down for the remaining 14 games. Zach’s injury is something the organization nor the fans want to worsen, plus it’s not like the Bulls are fighting for a playoff spot.