HoopsHype Zach LaVine Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: November 26, 2014 | 08:16 PM

Charles F. Gardner

Giannis guarding LaVine, 19-year-old vs. 19-year-old.

Andy Greder

NBA history was just made at Target Center. Four teenagers -- Wiggins, LaVine, Antetokounmpo and Parker -- have played in the same game.

Andy Greder

The ninth #Twolves starting lineup in 13 games this season. RT @Twolves_PR: #Twolves will start LaVine, Brewer, Wiggins, Young and Dieng.

Andy Greder

With Mo Williams (pink eye/strep throat) sidelined, Zach LaVine starts for #Twolves. Back-up point will be Corey Brewer, Chase Budinger.

Jon Krawczynski

No Mo. So the Wolves are going to have to get REALLY creative when they try to get the ball up the court when LaVine needs a rest

Charles F. Gardner

Former UCLA player Zach LaVine at PG for Minnesota with Ricky Rubio and Mo Williams out. Williams out with strep throat and pink eye.

Andy Greder

#Twolves will be without Mo Williams. Zach LaVine to start and then it's point guard by committee.

Jon Krawczynski

Great note from Wolves/Elias: Wolves-Bucks 2nite will be 1st time 4 teens have played in same game. (Wiggins, Parker, LaVine, Giannis)

Jon Krawczynski

LaVine: "No 1 vs No 2 pick, they might have a game that's on NBA classic one day"

Jon Krawczynski

LaVine on Jabari: "I know Andrew's been wanting to go at him cuz he's the No. 2 pick but I'm the 13 pick so I want to go at him too"

Jon Krawczynski

Wiggins tried to downplay tomorrow's matchup with Jabari. Not LaVine: "they're gonna be going at each other."

Bill Herenda

Kings up 84-77 with Lavine 3 @3rd Q buzzer, Can Kings finish it? @CSNAuthentic #NBA #SacKings

Jon Krawczynski

LaVine bails Williams out again with a foul on a jumper. Flip: "What is he doing?"

Jon Krawczynski

LaVine is just frantic out there. Kid needs to take a deep breath. Happens to lots of rooks

Kyle Anderson

This guy @Zach LaVine sends voice notes instead of texting lmao smh

Jonah Ballow

LaVine about to check-in for MIN. I expect 10 dunks this quarter.

Andy Greder

Lessening the youth movement in tonight's starting #Twolves lineup, Mo Williams will get the start over Zach LaVine.

Jon Krawczynski

Flip giving Zach LaVine a little breather. Mo Williams starting at PG tonight.

Andy Greder

Without Pekovic and Young and Rubio, #Twolves could have four starters with two or fewer years experience: Dieng, Bennett, Wiggins, Lavine.

Earl K. Sneed

Selfishly, I'm looking forward to seeing Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine in action for the 1st time. #DALvsMIN

Jason Calmes

Not really surprised to see TWolves using a lot of off-ball movement to create shots- LaVine a rook and not a PG

Jimmy Smith

#TWolves starters: Wiggins, Dieng, Pekovic, Martin, LaVine.

Tony Jones

Wiggins/Lavine could be a dynamite backcourt one day

Jerry Zgoda

Good 1st quarter for Wolves' future -- Wiggins, LaVine -- and Rockets lead 28-26 after a quarter here in Mexico City

Jon Krawczynski

Really nice 1st qtr for the two pups _ Wiggins and LaVine. You can see Flip likes Wiggins against Harden on the offensive end. Feeding him

Jonathan Feigen

Standing next to Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin looks like Dwight Howard.

Jonathan Feigen

LaVine could be the teen to beat in Brooklyn in February, unless he misses as many as he did tonight. Amazing vertical on that kid.

Jonathan Feigen

Close call on pregame dunk contest. For Rockets, give it to Dwight over Nick Johnson based on crowd reaction. For Minn, LaVine. No contest.

Chad Ford

Chat Wrap: Giannis, not Jabari, future of Bucks? Can 76ers win 10? Raptors for real? Looney this year’s LaVine? espn.go.com/sportsnation/c…

Scott Howard-Cooper

Rookie Ladder: A new No. 1, the Exum-Burke question, the continuing rise of K.J. McDaniels, a chance for LaVine. on.nba.com/1v3EuwK

Royce Young

Zach LaVine is suddenly point guard for the Wolves. @talkhoops caught up with him to see how the rook's handling it. cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

Jerry Zgoda

There was lone figure shooting at Wolves practice court other day but w/ LaVine & GR3 gone, it wasn't them. But who? Some guy named Garth

Mary Stevens

Rick Rubio's injury has opened the door for rookie @Zach LaVine to show what he can do. basketballinsiders.com/ricky-rubios-i…

Alex Kennedy

Zach LaVine is determined to step up and showcase his game in Ricky Rubio's absence: ow.ly/E2ELh

Jerry Zgoda

Monday story: With Ricky out, Wolves place their trust in Zach LaVine m.startribune.com/sports/wolves/…

Jerry Zgoda

Today's fun fact: Zach LaVine now has started as many NBA games as he did in college at UCLA

Jon Krawczynski

So far LaVine has been a little overwhelmed trying to learn two positions. Now it's sink or swim time. May be a good approach

Jon Krawczynski

Flip said with @DanBarreiroKFAN today that Ricky spent time with Zach this wknd trying to prepare him. LaVine will be crucial next few weeks

Mary Stevens

LaVine knows he needs to set up. He told me last night, "When opportunity knocks you have to walk through the door.” bit.ly/13XPxLZ

Mary Stevens

Ricky Rubio's injury opens the door for rookie Zach LaVine. He will start tonight against Miami: bit.ly/13XPxLZ

Alex Kennedy

With Ricky Rubio out, Zach LaVine will start and have an opportunity to show what he can do, writes @Mary Stevens: basketballinsiders.com/ricky-rubios-i…

Ira Winderman

Wolves starting 19-year-olds in Wiggins, LaVine. Not sure when that happened before, guessing might been Chandler, Curry as Bulls rookies.

Surya Fernandez

Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Deng, S. Williams, Bosh. Timberwolves starters: Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin, Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Pekovic

Ira Winderman

And now Zach LaVine starting at point guard for the 'Wolves, not Mo Williams. And interesting look from Minnesota.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Rookie Zach LaVine is starting for the Wolves. Flip Saunders keeps Mo Williams in the bench role. There will at least 1 highlight.

Jabari Davis

Hope to see him back soon, but I also hope it leads to some valuable reserve minutes/experience for LaVine. #InjuriesSuck

Ethan J. Skolnick

Flip Saunders says that the Wolves will go with Mo Williams and Zach LaVine in Rubio's place. No plans to add another PG.

Jerry Zgoda

Notebook from last night: Rubio injury forces Mo Williams, LaVine to step up startribune.com/sports/wolves/…

Mary Stevens

I just spoke with @Zach LaVine. Story coming soon on @BBallInsiders

Kevin Pelton

Zach LaVine's length giving Elfrid Payton a little trouble. Presumably a large part of why the Wolves would like him to play PG.