Zach LaVine Has Knee Surgery

Hard to tell from looking at the stats, but Zach LaVine was not at full strength in the latter stages of the 2021-22 season, as he battled a painful knee injury for most of the second half of the year. The decision was made that arthroscopic surgery would be a necessity to clean things up. Today, that procedure was successfully completed. 

The All-Star guard is expected to make a full recovery before next season. But which team will get the benefit of that refreshed knee joint is still uncertain, as he now enters free agency. There's been no shortage of rumors about his possible destination.  

LaVine did tear the ACL in the same knee five years ago, but these new knee problems are not expected to deter any of his suitors. The Bulls, in fact, have said his surgery will have no impact whatsoever on their negotiations, and their desire to re-sign him. 

LaVine finished the year averaging 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists, while shooting 39% from three-point land. 

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