HoopsHype Zach LaVine rumors

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Fifteen years older, Crawford says LaVine is “like a little brother” and has forged a relationship with a rookie these past five years because both come from the Seattle area and because years ago Crawford saw something in a skinny, bouncy high school sophomore that led him to believe one day LaVine would be a peer. “He had that ‘It’ factor,” Crawford said. Crawford is still not sure how to quantify it, but he said he knew that kid from the northern suburb of Bothell — the other end of the Seattle area from Crawford’s Rainier Beach area — had whatever It is. “Guys at that age, you can see they can make it to the NBA,” Crawford said. “You could see it in his shooting, his ballhandling, his lift, his athleticism. He has that quick twitch. He’s very, very quick and he can shoot it. That’s trouble because that’s when you have to get up on him and when you do that, he uses his athleticism to get by you. He’s a player for sure.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine, however, had a different thought. Told Bob Beamon set the long jump record in Mexico City, with many saying he was aided by altitude, LaVine wondered if he might benefit. “If that’s the case, we might be able to jump higher,” LaVine said. “I might have to do some dunks in warmups, see how I feel.” Houston Chronicle

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Q First thing I have to ask: When I do a Google image search for Zach LaVine, the first thing that pops up is a picture of your former UCLA teammate, Kyle Anderson. What’s up with that? Zach LaVine: I noticed that, too. I don’t know what Google’s tripping on. I mean, we’re both a little light-skinned, but I don’t think we look the same. Maybe Google has to get that fixed. Q What’s it like being a teenage millionaire? Zach LaVine: I don’t even think of it like it like that. I just think about how I have the best job in the world. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to get to this point, so I feel like this has all become reality now. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Ray Richardson: Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine have family living in 'Sota: “I can’t cook. My mom can cook, so whenever I need food, I can go to her house.” Twitter @twolvesnow

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The MinnesotaTimberwolves will open their 2014-15 Training Camp, with a “Dunks After Dark” event at Bresnan Arena in the Taylor Center on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Doors will open to the public at 11:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 with the Wolves expected to take the floor shortly after midnight. Modeled after a traditional collegiate “Midnight Madness,” the Wolves’ Dunks After Dark event will be free and open to the public, featuring over an hour of Wolves entertainment, headlined by a scrimmage and a dunk contest involving Wolves’ rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. NBA TV will be on hand to provide live coverage throughout the night. Media availability will follow the conclusion of the event. NBA.com

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Zach LaVine is really athletic. That much was already known when the Minnesota Timberwolves’ first-round draft pick and former UCLA star took the court for a dunk contest at the Seattle Pro Am this weekend. Still, LaVine’s aerial display as he threw down a series of acrobatic dunks was a sight to behold. Luckily for us, the basketball website Hoopmixtape.com was on hand to document the 19-year-old’s awesome performance. NESN.com

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