August 15, 2022

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Zach LaVine soaks in his 1st playoff berth in his 8th NBA season. ‘It’s about time,’ the Chicago Bulls guard says. – The Denver Post

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In his eighth NBA season, Zach LaVine is in the playoffs for the first time. And the Chicago Bulls guard’s excitement is mixed with dogged relief.

“It’s about time,” LaVine said with a laugh Wednesday after practice.

As the Bulls prepare for Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, they need LaVine to assume the mantle as one of the best guards in the league — a position his teammates believe he always deserved.

“This has got to be the Zach LaVine coming-out party,” veteran center Tristan Thompson said. “He’s got to be the best guard in this series.”

That’s a celebration LaVine yearned to spark ever since the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him with the 13th pick in the 2014 draft. Instead, he spent the first seven seasons of his career drudging through…

Tribune News Service

2022-04-17 08:46:42

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