The Minnesota Timberwolves thought Zach LaVine would develop into a star when they selected him with the 13th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Timberwolves were correct in that assessment, but LaVine's stardom has been for Chicago, and it will be on display again when the Bulls visit Minnesota onSunday night. LaVine is fresh off a career-best 50 points in Friday's 120-108 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Zach LaVine would have traded his first-career 50-point game for a win over the Hawks, but LaVine shouldn’t feel that bad. Of the 10 players to hit 50-plus points in a game this season, their teams are 6-4.
Surrounding this two headed monster with the very complimentary two vets a rookie, and with Coby and Lauri being the bench sparks, and having Theis as a one-man bench mob... that's a really good core 8 that may make some noise down the stretch if they keep gelling. And I will include Troy Brown Jr., who is fitting in really well and providing long perimeter defense, another key component that had been missing.