Zach LaVine will throw out first pitch at tonight's Twins-Mariners game in Seattle
Twins are in Seattle to play the Mariners tonight. Zach LaVine throwing out the first pitch. I think he's going to dunk it
Zach LaVine had a strong finish to the season. In April, he averaged 21.1 points, 6.6 assists and 5.8 boards. He just turned 20 last month.
James Ennis finished second to Zach LaVine in free-throw pct. among rookies, with Shabazz Napier third in 3-point pct. among rookies.
So one thing has been well established early in this game: Zach LaVine can't guard Russell Westbrook.
Sign that Andrew Wiggins & Zach LaVine are still 20-year-old rookies: both just walked to the media dining kitchen to get their own cookies.
All Rookie First Team - Payton, Clarkson, Wiggins, Mirotic, Noel. Second Team: Galloway, SMART, LaVine, Black, Nurkic.
LaVine on Wiggins: "I don’t want to hear anybody saying there is anyone close to him. He had the best rookie year by far."
LaVine: getting stronger is priority No. 1 this summer. Eating right, maturing. Oh, and "Just lifting. I’ve never really actually lifted."
Looking like Hood or Zach LaVine for the final Rookie of the Month in the West. Thinking Elfrid Payton-Bogdan Bogdanovic in the East.
Westbrook was very complimentary of LaVine, though. Said, "he jumps way higher than me."
Westbrook asked if he sees some of himself in Zach LaVine: "Uh, no. I don't see any of me in nobody."
Someone asked Westbrook if he sees any of himself in Zach LaVine. Russ: "No. I don't see any of me in nobody, to tell you the truth."
Wiggins is the higher profile case, but I worry about what Flip’s coaching might do to LaVine. Much smaller margin for developmental error.
For those who've asked if Flip will coach next year: After tonight's game featuring Wiggins/LaVine, do you see him walking away from that?
Zach LaVine. Wowza
LaVine's 34 points on 12/18 shooting is by 6 his career (and season, of course) high. His shooting got them w/in 94-93, but GS leads 99-95
Zach LaVine going off
What a game for Zach LaVine
When LaVine sets his feet it's a nice-looking jumper. When his legs are flailing away on the move is when he gets in trouble
GSW vs. MIN starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Bogut; MIN -- LaVine, Martin, Wiggins, Payne, Hamilton. Out: Barbosa.
Post A.S. splits: Clarkson- 16.0 ppg, 5.2 apg, 4.7 rpg, 2.3 T.O.'s, 48.2% FG's; LaVine- 12.6 ppg, 3.8 apg, 3.5 rpg, 3.3 T.O.'s, 42.5% FG's.
Zach LaVine saying - game ain't over yet - back-to-back 3's
Lakers up 30-21 over T-Wolves after 1st Q. Zach Lavine has 6 points for Minny, while Clarkson (9) & Kelly (8) leading Lakers
LaVine/Clarkson is already fun.
Ryan Kelly just tried to block a Zach LaVine dunk... http://t.co/9EE3VVbWzf
Zach LaVine's quickness takes him places before he's figured out what he wants to do when he gets there.
Can we just stop the game, bring out the Quad City DJ's and have LaVine dunk? Feels like that would be best for everyone involved.
Stauskas' foul prevents us from seeing Zach LaVine dunk. Kings down 28-21. Kings already have 8 turnovers with 1:43 left in the 1st quarter
Starters: Kings - Casspi, Gay, Evans, McLemore, McCallum Timberwolves - Wiggins, Payne, Hamilton, Martin, LaVine
Zach LaVine has this thing, where I inexplicably think every pull-up 3 he takes is going on.
LaVine started 0-3, but just got credit for Elfrid Payton tipping the ball into his own basket. The classic get-him-going move
Another tidbit: Dunk contest champ Zach LaVine said today he doesn't think he can do a 540-degree dunk.
It's a final: Raptors 113, Wolves 99. Wiggins w/ 25 on 8/20, LaVine 22 on 10/17, Budinger 19
Jordan Clarkson is currently 3rd in the NBA among rookies in scoring at 10.7 ppg ahead of Noel, Mirotic, Payton, LaVine, Bogdanovic, Smart.