Chicago Bulls star guard Zach LaVine made waves earlier in July when he put pen to paper on a five-year max contract worth $215 million. That wasn't the only major bit of news surrounding LaVine this offseason. The Bulls star underwent surgery on his left knee back in May to repair an injury he dealt with for much of the second half of the season. On Monday, LaVine provided an important update on the status of his knee following the procedure, per Will Gottlieb of CHGO Sports.
Zach says his knee feels great. It was a "run of the mill knee scope"
He's running, lifting, playing. Starting slow but says he feels really good
— Will Gottlieb (@Will_Gottlieb) July 11, 2022
Per Gottlieb, Zach LaVine said that ‘his knee feels great.” The Bulls' All-Star called the procedure a “run of the mill scope.” That's great news for Bulls fans.
LaVine went on to add that he has been able to run, lift weights and play, but that he is starting slow. There's certainly no rush for the Bulls, with the offseason ongoing and training camp not until September.
The great news here is that LaVine seems to have made a full recovery, just as he was projected to. The Bulls guard had an excellent campaign this past year, averaging 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists while knocking down 38.9 percent of his three-point attempts.
He was named an All-Star for the second straight year. More importantly, the Bulls made the playoffs for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
It's something that both Zach LaVine and the Bulls can build upon next year. He is on the right track towards doing so after the excellent news on his knee.