Bulls star Zach LaVine reacts to Billy Donovan hire during Call of Duty stream
LaVine reacts to Bulls hiring Billy Donovan while streaming COD on Facebook Gaming pic.twitter.com/9f8tOFBhxJ
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Zach LaVine and the Bulls are currently in some hotel in Chicago, as the team is conducting its in-market bubble. The players have to quarantine for 48 hours before they can start playing basketball together again, so LaVine is hanging out in his room playing some video games until he’s free to exit.
LaVine, the best player on the Bulls, reportedly didn’t enjoy playing for ex-Chicago coach Jim Boylen. The high-flyer would have been excited with anyone the team hired since Boylen was awful.
Billy Donovan had a successful run in college at Florida and was solid with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Chicago is getting a guy who is good at player development and forging strong relationships with players, both on and off the court.
A two-time Slam Dunk champion, LaVine averaged 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game for the Bulls in 2019-20 before the season was suspended in March due to COVID-19. The 25-year-old, who is one of the best young scorers in the game, shot 45.0 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The Bulls haven’t made the playoffs since the franchise acquired LaVine from the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 in the blockbuster Jimmy Butler trade. With that being said, fans can expect LaVine and Donovan to be motivated to bring the franchise back to prominence.