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Zach LaVine’s injury isn’t serious


The Chicago Bulls have been an utter mess lately. They fired head coach Fred Hoiberg, and then promoted former Gregg Popovich staffer Jim Boylen. His own players threatened mutiny after an unscheduled practice following a back-to-back. The players ended up creating a leadership committee to hold his own players responsible.

Thursday evening in the fourth quarter of the Bulls’ loss to the Orlando Magic on Thursday night, guard Zach LaVine heard a “pop” in his ankle when landing after a drive. The game was all but over.

Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

“I think it was just some fluid or something,” said LaVine after the Bulls took a 97-91 loss, cementing their last place in the Eastern Conference. “I’ll be alright by Saturday. I’m walking around.”

LaVine told the media that everything seemed fine. He got up on his own power and walked off the court. But it’s always concerning for a player with two knee injuries to fall on their knees. Chicago fans know all about with former Bulls guard Derrick Rose.

The 23-year-old professional scorer has been one of the only positives for the Bulls this season. They bet on him this past offseason and matched the RFA offer sheet of 4 years and $78 million.

In 28 games this season, LaVine is averaging 23.8 points, 4.9 rebounds,  and 4.8 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the floor.

The Bulls are currently 6-23, good for the worst record in the Eastern Conference. They will stay on the road to take on the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night.